» 07/28/2008, 00.00
In the wake of deadly attacks Turkey waits anxiously for Court’s decision on the AKP
The Constitutional Court begins today to examine request to dissolve ruling party, accused of planning to introduce Sharia. There is concern for the fact that the deliberations are taking place at the same time as top spots in armed forces must be replaced.
Erdoğan and Kemalist establishment trade blows at each other
On the one hand, there is a demand before the Constitutional Court to disband the AKP; on the other, former generals have been arrested in the Ergenekon Network affair. Should the Court dissolve the AKP, current prime minister has a new party waiting in the wings, but he could no longer officially take part in politics.
Erdoğan’s AKP vetting how to react to Constitutional Court’s decision to reinstate headscarf ba
Turkey’s highest court overturns law lifting headscarf ban in state universities, cited by chief prosecutor as evidence for the AKP’s alleged Islamisation plan. Ruling party is examining the possibility of holding a referendum or new elections.
Erdoğan and the AKP avoid ban, win battle but not war
The ruling party avoids dissolution by a single vote, is only financially penalised. Solomonic decision rules the AKP undermined the secular nature of the state, but not enough to warrant being outlawed. The Islamist-Kemalist war continues.
Erdoğan ready to respond to charges that he wants to introduce Sharia law
The prime minister’s party is considering a constitutional amendment to limit the powers of the chief prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeals who has file a petition before the Constitutional Court demanding the dissolution of the ruling party for being a religious group.
Erdoğan’s tightrope between Europe and Turkey’s bureaucratic elite
The decision by Turkey’s Constitutional Court to hear a legal petition to disband the governing party of Prime Minister Erdoğan and President Gül is causing waves across the country. Today Europe’s last wall has fallen.
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