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Turkish parliament speaker suggests senate system after top court cancels legislation

Turkish parliament speaker suggests senate system after top court cancels legislation

Turkey's parliamentary speaker has proposed a new constitution and re-establishing an upper house of parliament to reduce the power of the country's top court, which rebuffed an attempt by the Islamic-oriented government to lift a ban on Muslim head scarves in universities.
Koksal Toptan's suggestions are clearly aimed at rearranging the sharing of power between the judiciary and the Parliament and immediately drew the ire of the main secular opposition party.
Toptan accuses the Constitutional Court of "overstepping its power and seizing the power of the Parliament," in remarks on Saturday. The government leveled similar accusations against the court on Friday night.
There was no immediate comment from the government to Toptan's suggestions.


Updated : 2021-06-22 12:59 GMT+08:00