Constitutional Court Chairman Kılıç urges compromise on reforms

Chairman Kilic of Turkey’s Constitutional Court urged compromise between the AKP and the opposition on the upcoming constitutional reform package. “The country needs serious constitutional reform, but this should be done through a full compromise, otherwise, all such arrangements [that lack consensus] return to our court for annulment. My fear is that the planned amendments and the judicial reform package may likewise come to us” Kilic stated.  

The proposed amendments to the Constitution come amidst the ongoing judiciary crisis in Turkey. Constitutional reform is widely regarded as necessary to resolve this issue. However, opposition parties have already voiced their resistance to the AKP reforms, stating their concern that the reforms are only a mechanism for the AKP to increase its power. 

Source: Hurriyet Daily

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