Turkey: Ultranationalist party vows to shut down or restructure Constitutional Court
Ultranationalist MHP (Nationalist Movement Party) has pledged to close down or restructure the Constitutional Court (AYM), leveling accusations that the institution supports terrorism. MHP's Deputy Chairman, Izzet Ulvi Yonter, claimed that individuals with alleged ties to terrorism are using the AYM, dubbing it a “backdoor for terrorists.”
The controversy stems from the recent decision by the 3rd Criminal Division of the Supreme Court, which refused to comply with the decision of the Constitutional Court’s that declared a violation of rights in the case of imprisoned deputy Can Atalay. The AYM members advocating for Atalay's release now find themselves under the scrutiny of a criminal complaint.
Yonter expressed the party's position during a tv100 interview, emphasizing, "Terrorists we combat in the mountains are being thrown a lifeline by the AYM. It's high time we make a decisive choice: either shut it down or overhaul it."