Turkey working to abolish special courts

Prior to his visit to Iran, the Turkish PM said that his government was determined to abolish the widely criticized special courts.

Turkey working to abolish special courts

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish PM, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the government plans to abolish the widely criticized special courts in the country.

Erdogan briefed the press on developments on a wide array of issues prior to his official visit to Iran.

"We are absolutely determined to abolish these courts" he said.

Turkey's parliament has already outlawed the special courts on July 5, 2012. However, the courts continue to operate after the resolution due to a condtion attached to the bill that they finish hearing cases already open. These courts were set up mostly to handle the cases of coups d’etat that have dogged Turkish political history for decades.

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