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Turkish prime minister accuses top court of usurping parliament's power

Turkish prime minister accuses top court of usurping parliament's power

Turkey's prime minister has accused the country's top court of usurping parliamentary powers by rejecting legislation that would have lifted a ban on Muslim headscarves in universities.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that no power, including the Constitutional Court, can override parliament's will.
Erdogan said Tuesday that last week's verdict threatens to "destabilize" democratic law in the country.
Many see the headscarf as an emblem of political Islam, and consider any attempt to allow it in schools as an attack on modern Turkey's secular laws.
In a separate case before the same court, Turkey's chief prosecutor is also seeking to disband Erdogan's party on the grounds it is "the focal point of anti-secular activities."


Updated : 2021-06-25 09:43 GMT+08:00