Main opposition MP Tanrıkulu asks PM Erdoğan on individual rights
CHP deputy Tanrıkulu has submitted a parliamentary question to Erdoğan regarding the right to individually apply to the Consitituional Court. AA photoRepublican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu recently submitted a parliamentary question directed at Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, requesting a written response to a series of questions regarding the right to individually apply to the Constitutional Court.
Tanrıkulu asked the prime minister to clarify the exact number of individual applications to the Constitutional Court, and the number of those that were accepted or were denied. Tanrıkulu also asked Erdoğan to state the reasons behind the applications that had been turned down by the court.
Tanrıkulu’s question also mentioned incomplete applications, inquiring as to their exact number and whether or not they received any additional time in order to be completed.
The last part of the question asked the prime minister to reveal the topics of individual applications to the Constitutional Court.
The individual application regulation has been part of the Sept. 12 referendum in 2010, and later on took effect in Sept. 23, 2012.
Turkey has been undergoing legal changes recently, with the much-debated fourth judicial package taking effect after the president’s approval on April 29. The package is intended to eliminate rulings against Turkey in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for human rights violations, especially regarding the situation of convicts charged with membership of a terrorist organization.