Judiciary amendment works, insists deputy PM

Turkey's deputy PM Bulent Arinc said if the political parties agree on a constitutional amendment on Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), the draft proposed to Parliament will automatically remain invalid

Judiciary amendment works, insists deputy PM

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Deputy PM Bulent Arinc said Wednesday that if the political parties agree on a constitutional ammendment concerning the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), the bill to amend the HSYK proposed to Parliament will automatically remain invalid.

Deputy PM Bulent Arinc spoke to journalists following the 5th Turkey Vietnam Joint Economy meeting held in Ankara.

"Neither is the process of amending the law on HSYK stopped nor the bill proposing the amendment is withdrawn, but negotiations with opposition parties are going on; the outcome of these negotiations will determine what to do with the bill " said Arinc.

Arinc also said that the negotiations seem to be finalized till the weekend and if the parties agreed on the consitutional amendment they would amend the constitution. Otherwise, ruling party would take the bill to a Parliamentary General Assembly session to be discussed and approved.

Turkey's ruling AK Party proposed a bill to amend the composition of Turkey's top judicial board which governs the affairs of judges and prosecutors last week, and the bill created a tension among the political parties. Turkish President Abdullah Gul in order to defuse the tension invited the party leaders on Monday to hear their views on the latest developments in amending the HSYK and related controversies. After meeting Gul, Turkish PM Erdogan said Tuesday that if the parties compromise on a constitutional amendment, they would withdraw the bill.

Last Mod: 15 Ocak 2014, 18:00
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