EU Presidency concerned over closure case against AK Party

European Union Presidency said it was concerned over an indictment by the chief prosecutor of Turkey's Supreme Court of Appeals to shut down the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party.

EU Presidency concerned over closure case against AK Party
"The Presidency of the EU expresses its concern of the indictment filed by the against the Turkish ruling AK Party. The separation of powers between the executive and the judiciary is a fundamental principle of democratic societies that needs to be respected," said a statement from Slovenian presideny.

"The Presidency expresses its hope that this issue will be resolved according to the highest democratic standards, respecting the preferences of the Turkish voters expressed at the last parliamentary elections. This issue should not distract attention from the necessary reforms related to the EU accession process. The Presidency will closely monitor further development of this issue," the statement said.

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