First day hearing concluded in Turkey AKP closure case
Turkish Constitutional Court, which convened on Monday to decide on the closure case filed against the ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party, concluded first day hearing.
The first day hearing lasted for nearly 12 hours, reported WorldBulletin.
Hasim Kilic, President of the Constitutional Court told reporters that, "the deliberations continue. We will convene at 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday."
Court board will come together every day until they reach a decision.
Chief prosecutor Abdurrahman Yalcinkaya asked the Constitutional Court in March to shut down Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party and ban him and 70 other party members from politics for five years.
Under the Constitution, qualified majority of votes is required to disband a political party. Accordingly, at least 7 out of 11 members of the court need to vote in favor of the closure of the party.
The court can also rule to deprive the AK Party of financial assistance of the Treasury instead of its dissolution.