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.

EU official condemns Turkish bid to ban ruling party

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."

Reuters
Last Mod: 16 Mart 2008, 10:56
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