'Such closure case not in last 50 years of European history'

"Opening a closure case against a party that has won 47 percent of votes with anti-secular accusations can be explained to only a few politicians in Europe."

'Such closure case not in last 50 years of European history'
A Turkey-EU committee convened in Turkish capital of Ankara on Friday.

The Turkey-EU Joint Parliament Committee met at the Turkish parliament under chairmanship of Turkish MP Yasar Yakis and co-chairman of the committee Joost Lagendijk.

Before the meeting, Lagendijk commented on the closure case filed against Turkey's ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party and recommended the government to work on a wide constitutional amendment.

"Opening a closure case against a party that has won 47 percent of votes with anti-secular accusations can be explained to only a few politicians in Europe," he said.

Lagendijk said no one can see such a thing in the last 50 years of European history.

The chairman also suggested the government to include provisions making closure of political parties more difficult, and broadening freedom of expression and minority rights.

The top court of Turkey decided Monday to examine an indictment on closure of the ruling AK Party.

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