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Top Turkish court overturns military trial law

Top Turkish court overturns military trial law

Turkey's top court has ruled to overturn a law that allows civilian courts to prosecute military personnel.
The military welcomed the ruling Friday and civilian courts are now expected to hand over several cases involving its personnel to military courts. The most prominent of those is the case of several officers currently on trial on charges of attempting to overthrow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government for allegedly undermining secularism.
The Constitutional Court delivered its unanimous ruling late Thursday.
The military has sparred with Erdogan's government, which it suspects of moving Turkey away from its secular traditions.


Updated : 2021-10-23 11:51 GMT+08:00