Turkey's highest judicial body re-assigns thousands of chief prosecutors across several provinces
PM Erdogan said former elites still consider themselves the owners of the country although their time has passed.
The head of Turkey's Constitutional Court denounced "excessive" political criticism of his tribunal, in a defiant challenge to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan who has has criticized recent court rulings. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said that the country's constitutional court has become the main political opposition
The Justice Minister's powers on judicial assignments was found to be against the constitution.
Gul approved a law changing the structure of Turkey's Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecuters. The judiciary bill will give the government more say in the naming of judges and prosecutors.
The demand for the annulment was made on the grounds that the law has not been published in the Official Gazette, a requirement for a law to enter into force.
Turkish parliament approved a new judiciary law on Saturday.
Turkey's justice minister says some articles withdrawn and remaining sections will be discussed in the General Assembly parliamentary session
96 judges and prosecutors have been changed in the structural shake-up of the HSYK.
The decision comes just hours after the Turkish opposition rejected the plan to amend the constitution on the HSYK.
The Republican People's Party (CHP) has rejected plans to make changes to the constitution regarding the Turkish judicial system.
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said the amendment is aimed at the accountability of the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) before the judiciary.
Turkish deputy prime minister Bulent Arinc said the Justice Ministry will deal with judges and prosecutors behaving contrary to the law.
Turkey's justice minister Bekir Bozdag said that Thursday's statement by the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors breaches the principles of constitutional state and judicial independence.