EU official condemns Turkish bid to ban ruling party
"In a normal European democracy, political issues are not decided in the court room,' EU commissioner Olli Rehn said.
The European Union's enlargement commissioner said on Saturday a Turkish prosecutor's move to seek a ban on Turkey's ruling AK party failed to respect the principles of a 'normal European society'.
"In a normal European democracy, political issues are debated in parliament and decided in the ballot box; not in the court room," EU enlargement commissioner Olli Rehn said in a statement to Reuters.
Asked whether the law suit going ahead could affect Turkey's EU accession bid, he said: "It is difficult to see that this law suit respects the democratic principles of a normal european society."
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