Turkish lawmakers elect judicial council under new Constitution

18 May 2017
Turkish flag (Photo credit: Atila Yumusakkaya/ flickr)
Turkish flag (Photo credit: Atila Yumusakkaya/ flickr)
On Wednesday, 17 May 2017, Turkish lawmakers elected seven members to a redesigned, 13-member Council of Judges and Prosecutors. The Council oversees the appointment, promotion, transfer, disciplining and dismissal of judges and prosecutors. The Wednesday election comes as part of a constitutional overhaul backed by a referendum last month that considerably expands the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan. The two largest opposition parties, who say the April 16 referendum was marred by possible fraud, boycotted the overnight vote in parliament.
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