Turkish justice minister says top court decision mistake

Turkish Justice Minister Ergin said that the Constitutional Court made a mistake by debating merits of the case on amendment law package.

Turkish justice minister says top court decision mistake

 

Turkish Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin said on Wednesday about the decision of the country's top court on the government's amendment package, "the Constitutional Court made a mistake by debating merits of the case."

In an interview with the NTV private news channel, Ergin said, "the decision is a violation of the Article 148 of the Constitution about functions and powers of the Constitutional Court itself. The Constitutional Court made a mistake by debating merits of the case. But the legal process about the package has come to an end now."

"Now, the referendum process will begin. The package has not been enacted yet. It will be enacted after being approved in the referendum. Even the current form of the package includes very important reforms. I believe that Turkish people will approve the package in the referendum," he said.

Later, Ergin told reporters at his office at the parliament, "the Constitutional Court, actually, cancelled the pluralistic structure proposed in the package and envisaged a majoritarian structure. In fact, there are no 'cancelled' articles. There are 'altered' articles."

Referring to the allegations about early elections, Ergin said, "there is no election. There is referendum."
 

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Temmuz 2010, 12:06
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