Turkey's top court cancels law allowing trial of soldiers in civil courts
Turkey's Constitutional Court unanimously cancelled Thursday a law allowing trial of soldiers at civil courts, Anadolu Agency reported.
The law 5918 making amendments to the Turkish Penal Code (TCK) was adopted in June 2009, creating controversy between government and opposition parties.
The law entered into force when it was approved by the president in July 2009.
Main opposition Republican People's Party, carried the law to the Constitutional Court for the annulment, on the grounds that it was against the Article No. 145 of the Constitution.
The court also ruled the for stay of execution of the related provisions of the law.