Deputy Prime Minister: Turkish opposition leads country to political split
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 12 /Trend R.Hafizoglu/
Republican People's Party is leading the country to a political split, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Bekir Bozdag said, Anadolu agency reported on Saturday.
According to Bozdag, the Republican People's Party appealed to the Turkey's Constitutional Court for imposition of a ban on wearing hijab headscarves in the public places.
He went on to add that, this appeal contradicts to the human rights.
Earlier, on September 30, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced about a new package of measures for the country's democratisation.
According to the new package, all political parties in Turkey will move to a system of two chairmen, that is two chairmen will lead the parties.
In addition, the Prime Minister said that during the election campaign parties may use not only Turkish, but also other languages spoken in the country.
According to the package of measures, a term of imprisonment for crimes motivated by racial hatred will be increased to three years to eliminate inter-ethnic conflicts in the country.
The democratisation package also envisages lifting the ban on hijab headscarves in the Turkish state organisations, except for the Armed Forces.
The package of measures for democratization was ambiguously perceived by Turkish opposition. In particular, Turkish Nationalist Movement Party leader Devlet Bahceli said that the package of measures does not take into account the rights of the Turkish people and it is detrimental to the interests of people and contrary to the country's interests.