Great news for democracy in Turkey

July 31, 2008 at 9:44 am (AK Party, democracy, dtp, turkey, voltairespriest)

In a stunning reversal of every historical precedent, Turkey’s constitutional court has rejected a motion to ban the ruling AK Parti. More later, but for now let it suffice to say that I think this is a marvellous result for democratic politics in Turkey, which should be celebrated by all progressives and socialists. Let us hope that the forthcoming verdict on the left-wing DT Parti goes the same way.

2 Comments

  1. Mick Hall said,

    I’m afraid the DTP looked doomed although I hope not. As to the constitutional courts judgement, I agree it should be celebrated, it looks pretty clear the AK cut a deal. (sadly they have refused to support the DTP with any gusto) although it has to be said they fought a canny campaign on their own behalf, Erdogan is one hell of a politician.

  2. Jim Monaghan said,

    I agree. The military coup in Algeria has caused a really awful mess.

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