Turkish top court says impossible to give a date for AKP case decision Turkey's Constitutional Court chairman Hasim Kilic said Wednesday it is impossible to give a definite time frame for a decision in the Justice and Development Party (AKP) closure case.
Turkey's Constitutional Court chairman Hasim Kilic said Wednesday it was not possible to give out a definite date for a decision in the Justice and Development Party (AKP) closure case.
Kilic told reporters the assessments appearing in the media regarding the date for the conclusion of the dissolution case could not be attributed to the Constitutional Court.
Recent media reports based on the statements of number of AKP officials declaring that they do not want the case process to be prolonged any longer say they expect the closure case to conclude in July.
Turkey's top prosecutor Abdurrahman Yalcinkaya filed a case against the Islamist-rooted AKP in March, and demanded the party's closure, as well as a ban on 71 officials from political activities. The prosecutor accused the AKP of becoming the "focal point of anti-secular activities", as the party's harsh response and criticism against the court raised tension in the country.
"The chief prosecutor of the Supreme Court will make its verbal statement. Later the defendant will make its verbal defense. After the rapporteur prepares the report, the constitutional court will make an assessment," Kilic was quoted by the Anatolian Agency as saying
Turkey’s Constitutional Court will hear evidence from the top prosecutor on the closure case filed against the ruling AKP on July 1 and an oral defense from the AKP on July 3.