Turkish Constitutional Court to Elucidate its Scarf Wearing Decision– Court Official
Azerbaijan, Baku, 11 June / Trend corr S. Ilhamgizi/ In near future, the Constitutional Court of Turkey will officially divulge the causes for rejecting the constitutional change enabling the religious women to enter state and educational establishments with their heads covered with scarves. "In near future, the Constitutional Court will officially clarify its decision on the issue," Mehmet Oguz Kaya, Secretary General of the Turkish Constitutional Court, said to Trend .
On 6 June, the Constitutional Court of Turkey did not pass a change to the Constitution envisaging annihilation of the scarf wearing ban and also to retain it in force. The governing Justice and Development Party, comprising majority at the Parliament, treated the act as interference in the parliamentary decision.
"The Parliament can pass the laws and no one can deprive it of the commissions given by the Constitution," Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on 10 June.
Erdogan demanded from the Constitutional Court to make an official elucidation and to divulge the reasons of the decision.
Kaya said that the Prime Minister can voice his opinion and discontent about the court's decision. "The decision was made by the judges of the Constitutional Court and certainly there must be some reasons. In near future, the Court will clarify them," Kaya said from Ankara in a telephonic conversation on 10 June.
Kaya did not specify when these official commentaries will be made.
The Court representative did not agree with the Prime Minister that a confrontation of commissionsoccurred between the Constitutional Court and the Parliament.
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