Headscarf decision 'unconstitutional': AK Party members

Executives of Turkey's ruling party defined on Thursday the decision of the top court regarding headscarf as "unconstitutional."

Headscarf decision 'unconstitutional': AK Party members
Executives of Turkey's ruling party defined on Thursday the decision of the top court regarding headscarf as "unconstitutional."

High-level members of the ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party commented on the recent decision of the Constitutional Court regarding headscarf.

Earlier on Thursday, the top court of Turkey annulled a constitutional amendment which allowed headscarves in universities.

"The Constitutional Court made an unconstitutional decision," Bekir Bozdag, the deputy chairman of the AK Party group in parliament, told reporters after he defined the decision as "political."

Bozdag expressed regret over the decision, and said that it was a binding decision.

Also talking on the same development, AK Party deputy chairman Dengir Mir Mehmet Firat said that he acknowledged that it was a legal decision made by the Constitutional Court, not a political one.

The amendment bill was passed on February 9th, and it changed article 10 (equality before law) and 42 (right and duty of training and education) of the Constitution.

Turkey's two opposition parties --Republican People's Party (CHP) and Democratic Left Party (DSP) appealed the constitutional amendment on February 27th, asking the judges to either cancel the amendments or declare them null and void, and halt their execution until the case was concluded.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Haziran 2008, 00:04
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