Turkish State Minister Hayati Yazici said on Wednesday that Turkey's Constitutional Court had gone beyond its duties and powers while taking the decision to partially annul the constitutional amendment package.
Speaking to AA regarding the Constitutional Court's latest decision to annul some articles of the constitutional package, Yazici said the supreme court's ruling was "interesting".
"It is clearly laid down in the constitution. Constitutional Court can only make an examination based on form regarding the constitutional amendment package. These forms are also specified and the court has certain limits in this aspect as well," Yazici said.
The minister said that the court was obliged to examine the case within the framework of the authority granted to it by the constitution and later reject the case if there were not any lacking points in terms of procedure and form.
"However, Constitutional Court did not do this. None of the articles were annulled entirely. In the court's annulment procedure, sentences were taken out of the articles. This is totally against the constitution," Yazici said.
"Constitutional Court is not an institution above administrative bodies," the minister added.
Noting everybody should obey the rules, Yazici also said, "When we say constitutional rules bind everyone, we mean members of the Constitutional Court as well".
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 08 Temmuz 2010, 12:25