Turkish Court Puts Ruling Party on Trial

March 31, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP


Turkey's top court decided Monday to put the Islamist-rooted ruling party on trial for alleged anti-secular activity, in a case that could threaten national stability and Ankara's bid to join the European Union.

The 11 judges of the Constitutional Court agreed unanimously to accept the indictment against the Justice and Development Party (AKP) filed by the country's top prosecutor on March 14, the court's deputy president Osman Paksut told reporters.