Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Article 301 Proposal Revised

It seems that AKP has heeded criticism that the president should not be vested with the power to approve court cases prosecuting individuals under Article 301. Following criticism by opposition parties and the reported reluctance on President Gül, AKP has revised the proposal to place this authority in the hands of the Justice Minister. Differing opinions on what office should have this authority have been ongoing since AKP first started considering the proposal (see previous posts).

Passage of the amendment will likely take place within the coming week.

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