Azerbaijan, Baku, 1 August/ Trend , R. Hafizoglu/ The Justice and Development Party (JDP) of Turkey may change its line of policy after the decision of the Constitutional Court of Turkey regarding the party.
"Now JDP should be more careful in its decisions," the Turkish expert Ahmad Tashgetiren said to Trend .
As appeal to close down the ruling Justice and Development Party of Turkey was rejected by the Constitutional Court on 30 July. The Constitutional Court decided that the ruling party will not receive financial support from the state treasury any more.
"The decision of the Constitutional Court regarding JDP is a serious warning for the ruling party," Tashgetiren said by telephone from Istanbul.
According to expert, now JDP will have to pursue a policy meeting interests of a whole Turkish society.
Shaban Dishli, MP from JDP and deputy chairman of the party for the economic issues also said that no discussions were held about the changes in the line of policy.
"JDP is not going to change its line of policy in the near future," Dishli said to Trend by telephone from Amkara.
The former Turkish MP Mehmet Karabashoglu believes that JDP is obliged to change its line of policy.
"JDP can not continue its previous line of policy," Karabashoglu said to Trend by telephone from Istanbul.
According to expert, there are certain rules for political parties determined by the state in Turkey and no party has a right to violate them.
"JDP has two ways out after the current decision: either JDP must change the line of policy and to give up its chief aim or to make changes to the Constitution," Karabashoglu said.
The experts agree concerning the decision of the Constitutional Court on non-providing party with financial support from the state treasury.
"Ceasing financial support for JDP from the state treasury will not affect the future activities of the Party," Tashgetiren said. Experts suggest that unlike other political parties, JDP possesses a strong material base.
The former MP Karabashoglu believes that ceasing financial support from the state treasury will not have a significant impact on the future career of JDP.
"Today JDP, new political elite of Turkey, enjoys the strongest material support. Ceasing state support will only contribute to the political weight of the party," he said.
MP from JDP Dishli believes that ceasing financial support from the state treasury will not have special impact on the future activities of the party.
"JDP is a party with 2.5mln members and the strongest material support. Ceasing financial support for JDP from the state treasury will not affect its future activities," he said.
Leader of People' Republic Party of Turkey Daniz Baykal said that the decision of the Constitutional Court is fair.
Though President Gul and Premier Erdogan did not make any statements after the decision of CC, the festive mood before the headquarters of the party shows contentment of the party members with the decision of CC.
The Constitutional Court of Turkey examined the appeal to shut down JDP on 31 March. An appeal was lodged after accusation by the People's Republic Party and National Movement Party toward JDP of pursuing pro-Islam policy which contradicts the Constitution.
"JDP does not discuss the changes to the line of policy, but we have draft bill on changes to the Constitution," Dishli said.
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