UK FM: 'Closure case not fitting EU democratic standards'

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Wednesday the decision by Turkish prosecutors to bring a case to ban the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party is of great concern.

UK FM: 'Closure case not fitting EU democratic standards'
In his statement released by British Embassy in Ankara, Miliband said, "this lawsuit is a distraction from the challenges of Turkey's own reform agenda, and does not fit well with European democratic standards, or the separation of politics and the judiciary."

Miliband said, "I hope that this issue will now be resolved swiftly and in line with the highest democratic norms."

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