Turkey: CHP Chair Ozel calls for resistance against violation of Constitution
Turkey’s Republican People's Party (CHP) called on the public to resist the violation of the constitution after the Court of Cassation filed a criminal complaint against members of the Constitutional Court over its decision of violation against Can Atalay, a detainee in the Gezi Park case who was elected Turkey Workers Party (TIP) Hatay MP.
The Court of Cassation claims that the Constitutional Court members who signed the verdict "violated the Constitution and exceeded their jurisdiction," sparking an escalating confrontation between the two legal entities.
In a bold move to defend the integrity of the constitution, the CHP leader Ozgur Ozel called on the public to resist the violation of the constitution.
"We will not surrender to unlawfulness. We will not back down in the face of attempts to undermine the rule of law and the constitution," he said on Twitter.
CHP leader Ozel's appeal for resistance against constitutional violation comes at a crucial time when many are questioning the impartiality of the judiciary. The criminal complaint filed by the Court of Cassation against members of the Constitutional Court has raised concerns about the politicization of the legal system.