Turkish Justice Minister backs Erdogan, calls for a new Constitution to solve judiciary crisis
Justice Minister Yılmaz Tunç reiterated his support for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's call to draft a new constitution to address the escalating judicial crisis in Turkey, following a rift between the Constitutional Court and Court of Cassation (Yargitay) over the release of imprisoned deputy Can Atalay.
The announcement comes just a day after Erdogan emphasized the inadequacy of the current constitution and laws in dealing with the complex legal issues faced by the country.
Tunç, responding to the opposition's call for resistance against the decisions of the Yargıtay, criticized such actions as "reckless" and "undermining the constitutional order."
Highlighting the root cause of the prolonged dispute between the AYM and Yargitay, Tunc underscored the urgent need for a new constitution, aligning his stance with President Erdogan's recent remarks. He urged collective efforts to expedite the constitutional revision process to prevent future complications.
Drawing attention to the conflicting articles within the current constitution, Tunç emphasized the necessity of clarifying and unifying the interpretation of its clauses. He pointed out the contradictions, stating that certain provisions are applied or not applied arbitrarily, leading to legal ambiguity.