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RE: DRAFT BRIEF - TURKEY: Another case against AKP?

Released on 2012-03-14 17:00 GMT

Email-ID 1579528
Date 2010-02-19 18:08:59
Thanks, Emre. I'll send this one to the list.

From: Emre Dogru []
Sent: February-19-10 12:02 PM
To: Kamran Bokhari
Cc: Reva Bhalla
Subject: DRAFT BRIEF - TURKEY: Another case against AKP?

I won't be at comp. but will check my email via iphone to see whether you
think that this is good to go.

The general prosecutor of Turkey, Abdurrahman Yalcinkaya, started an
investigation against the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) over
the allegations of AKP's interference to the judiciary, which may lead to
another dissolution case against it. The two cases that Yalcinkaya will
scrutinize are the allegations that AKP had arranged the judges to release
PKK militants who surrendered (LINK:
in last October and the recent battle within the judiciary over the arrest
of a prosecutor. (LINK:
The Constitutional Court, which is dominated by secularists, nearly
outlawed Islamist-rooted AKP in October 2008 on the charge that AKP has
become the center of anti-secularist activities. This time, too, AKP may
be brought to the Court, if Yalcinkaya can prove that AKP politically
interfered to legal cases. An unnamed senior AKP official, however, told
to Turkish daily Radikal that the government will call snap election if
the prosecutor opens the case, even though the Turkish Prime Minister
Tayyip Erdogan repeated several times that the general elections will be
held in 2011 as planned.


Emre Dogru