Turkey's top court to debate only some articles of reforms

The head of Turkey's top legal body, the Constitutional Court, said, "invalidation of whole amendment package is out of question.

Turkey's top court to debate only some articles of reforms

The head of Turkey's top legal body, the Constitutional Court, said, "invalidation of whole amendment package is out of question. We will debate 4-5 articles."

Hasim Kilic told reporters during a reception at the Azerbaijani Embassy in Ankara, invalidation of whole package is out of question. We will debate 4-5 articles. The board will make the necessary assessment."

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) filed an application with the Constitutional Court on May 14 for the cancellation of the law on amendments to several articles of the Constitution.

The application was signed by 97 CHP deputies, 7 independent deputies, 6 deputies from the Democratic Left Party (DSP) and 1 deputy from the Democrat Party (DP).

The CHP strongly opposed the proposed reforms of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, which included changes on the structure of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK).

The Constitutional Court will start debating the constitutional amendment package on June 3.


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