Turkish president praises constitutional court's verdict on jailed lawmakers
Amid calls for the immediate release of imprisoned lawmaker Mustafa Balbay following a Constitutional Court ruling, President Abdullah Gül has voiced his satisfaction over the landmark ruling, saying the country's top court showed that the rule of law existed in Turkey, Hürriyet Daily News reports.
“I deem the ruling very important. Yesterday’s ruling was about a case over which there are several subjective opinions mixed up with political, ideological perspectives. There are different points of view over the issue [of jailed lawmakers]. But I deem it more important that the Constitutional Court ruled on such a case by a unanimous vote of all its members,” Gül is quoted as saying by Hürriyet Daily News.