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Friday, January 21, 2011

Turkish high court overturned civil prosecution of military personnel

On January 21, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Turkey overturned a law allowing the prosecution of military personnel in civilian courts and prevented military prosecution of civilians during peacetime. The court was unanimous in its decision to overturn the law, which was seen as necessary for Turkish accession to the EU. The law would have allowed civilian courts to prosecute members of the military for attempting to overthrow the government, threats to national security and violations of the constitution. The decision was seen as a hindrance to investigations concerning an alleged plot by the secular Ergenekon group to overthrow the ruling Justice Development Party (AKP).

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Learn more about Turkey's EU accession bid and alleged coup plots to overthrown the AKP from the JURIST news archive.

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