Top judicial body replaces seven rapporteurs at Turkey’s top court
Former Constitutional Court head Haşim Kılıç resigned from his post shortly before his retirement. DAILY NEWS PhotoTurkey’s top judicial body has initiated a minor purge in the judiciary, replacing 27 judges and prosecutors, including seven rapporteurs at the Constitutional Court.
A decree replacing 27 judges and prosecutors at judicial and administrative courts was released by the 1st Chamber of the Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) late on March 5.
The Constitutional Court rapporteurs have been dispatched to the Sivas Prosecutor’s Office, the Anatolia Judge’s Office in Istanbul, the Küçükçekmece Prosecutor’s Office in Istanbul, the Gaziosmanpaşa Judge’s Office in Istanbul, the Küçükçekmece Judge’s Office in Istanbul, the Şanlıurfa Judge’s Office, and the Edirne Tax Court.
Parliament to elect new member to top court
Meanwhile, parliament will elect a new member of the 17-member Constitutional Court, after former President Haşim Kılıç resigned from his post shortly before his retirement. Zuhtu Arslan was appointed as the court’s new president in February.
The election will take place next week, with MPs making their choice from among three candidates designated by a vote at the General Assembly of the Court of Accounts.