for the record: PKK had threatened TAK, its offshoot

PKK’s Leadership Threatens Group That Carried Out Istanbul Attack

Istanbul’s Taksim square near a police station where the bomber blew himself up.—– Photo/Reuters. ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan: The leadership of the

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Constitutional Court violates Constitution again but not prevents a possible Constitutional change…

Having the current Judiciary establishment in Turkey, this might be the best result. Now comes the referendum on September 12, the anniversary day of 1980 coup d’etat. Hopefully, coup constitution will get a blow that day…

BÜLENT KENEŞ – Constitutional Court violates Constitution again

Article 148 of the Turkish Constitution, which establishes the functions and powers of the Constitutional Court, states: ?The Constitutional Court shall examine the constitutionality, in respect of both form and substance, of laws, decrees having the force of law, and the Turkish Parliament?s Rules of Procedure.

MAIN FOCUS: Turkish court blocks constitutional reform | 09/07/2010

from euro|topics

The Constitutional Court of Turkey has declared parts of the government’s constitutional reform invalid. The press writes that the court has once more overstepped the boundaries of its jurisdiction, but that Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan has nevertheless scored a partial victory in his campaign to bring more democracy to the country.

YAVUZ BAYDAR – A disputable, but smart move

After deliberations which lasted almost 10 hours, Turkey?s Constitutional Court on Wednesday signed, sealed and delivered another historic decision which, although in part disputable, shines with its caution to not cause severe damage for the fragile democracy.

FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK – A mediocre ruling

Turkey?s Constitutional Court, which has sparked heated debates due to its controversial rulings in the past, has added one more such ruling to its record, annulling key amendments in a government-sponsored reform package that aims to raise the judicial and democratic standards in the country.

Court annuls key Turkish reforms

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Turkey’s Constitutional Court annuls key parts of government-backed constitutional reforms.

Turkey to vote on post-military constitution

from – World, Europe
Turkey’s government-sponsored constitutional reforms can be put to a referendum as planned in September, after a constitutional court ruling annulled only details of the most controversial proposals

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