Turkish Minister says 9 new universities to be formed

Cicek said the Council of Ministers decided to establish universities in nine provinces, including Ardahan, Bartin, Bayburt, Gumushane, Hakkari, Igdir, Sirnak, Tunceli and Yalova.

Turkish Minister says 9 new universities to be formed
"We will all watch the process on the closure case of the Justice and Development (AK) Party. We are minding our own business. The case is the court's own business," Cemil Cicek, the spokesman of the Turkish government, State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, said on Monday.

Cicek held a press briefing following Monday's Council of Ministers meeting.

Reminded that the Constitutional Court has accepted an indictment prepared by the prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeals, on closure of ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, Cicek noted that "similar closure cases were handled by the Constitutional Court in the past. The Constitutional Court acted on Monday according to the Constitution and its norms."

"We must be respectful to laws. We should mind our own business and let the Constitutional Court do its own business," Cicek also said.

"New universities"

Also, Cicek said Monday Turkey will speed up its structural reforms.

"There is an economic crisis in the world, and the government is keeping economic issues on its agenda to minimize the impact of this crisis," Cicek told reporters.

Cicek said if there are decisions they should take under changing circumstances, they have to make them without losing any time.

"We will speed up our structural reforms," he told.

On the other hand, Cicek said the Council of Ministers decided to establish universities in nine provinces, including Ardahan, Bartin, Bayburt, Gumushane, Hakkari, Igdir, Sirnak, Tunceli and Yalova.

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