Reasoned verdict in AKP case may be made public in Oct

Turkey's top court cancelled on June 5th a constitutional amendment lifting ban on wearing headscarves at universities.

Reasoned verdict in AKP case may be made public in Oct
The head of Turkey's top court said on Monday that the reasoned verdict of the closure case against the ruling party might be made public in October.

Hasim Kilic, the president of the Constitutional Court of Turkey, said that the reasoned verdict of the closure case against the ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party might be made public in the first week of October.

During a ceremony held at the parliament to mark the new judicial year, Kilic told reporters that it seemed that the reasoned verdict regarding the constitutional amendment that freed headscarf in universities would be released at the same time with the reasoned verdict of the AK Party closure case.

Turkey's top court cancelled on June 5th a constitutional amendment lifting ban on wearing headscarves at universities.

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.

On July 30th, the Constitutional Court decided not to close AK Party, but it decided to deprive the party of the financial assistance that it would receive from the state. (BRC)

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Eylül 2008, 13:41
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