'New constitution necessary for freedoms in Turkey': EU

European Parliament's Turkey Rapporteur Ria Oomen-Ruijten said she wanted a new constitution to assure democracy, supremacy of law, social harmony and religion-state separation.

'New constitution necessary for freedoms in Turkey': EU
European Parliament's Turkey Rapporteur Ria Oomen-Ruijten said on Friday that a new constitution, which would put basic freedoms on the center of judiciary system, was necessary in Turkey.

Turkey's Constitutional Court, on Thursday, cancelled a constitutional amendment lifting ban on wearing headscarves at universities.

Oomen-Ruijten said the decision showed that Turkey needed modernization, and she wanted a new constitution to assure democracy, supremacy of law, social harmony and religion-state separation.

Also, Joost Lagendijk, co-chairman of Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Commission, said that current situation gave the government the opportunity to present a brand new draft constitution which would cover entire Turkish people not a specific group in terms of basic freedoms.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Haziran 2008, 11:34
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