Turkey: Legislature Approves Amendments to Constitution

Posted By on May 18, 2010

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(May. 12, 2010) The Grand National Assembly (Turkey’s parliament) approved a set of amendments to the Turkish Constitution on May 7, 2010. The changes, proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party, include a revamping of the Constitutional Court, major restructuring of the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors, and new restrictions on the power of military courts. (Hilary Stemple, Turkish Parliament Approves Constitutional Reforms, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST, May 7, 2010, available at http://jurist.org/paperchase/2010/05/turkish-parliament-approves-constit
utional-reforms.php
; Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Anayasasının Bazı Maddelerinde Değişiklik Yapilmasi Hakkinda Kanun [Text of the 26 amendments in Turkish], Law No. 5982, May 7, 2010, Grand National Assembly of Turkey website, available at http://www.tbmm.gov.tr/kanunlar/k5982.html.)

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