US: 'AK Party trial should be apolitical'

U.S. Department of State said that it hopes those involved in the closure case filed against Turkey's ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party would proceed in a way that was apolitical.

US: 'AK Party trial should be apolitical'
"What we would expect and hope from this process is that those involved would proceed in a way that was apolitical and that reflected the commitment to representative democracy that's been expressed by the Turkish voters in recent elections," spokesman Tom Casey said in a daily press briefing on Monday.

"We attach great importance to the democratic values and the secular principles that Turkey is committed to and that's the basis of our relationship and to the alliance," he said.

"I know that the court has accepted hearing this case, but we understand that this is going to be a rather lengthy process," Casey added.

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