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Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2014-02-26

President Abdullah Gül has approved a controversial bill reshaping the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), acknowledging that he had warned the justice minister that the current text contained many unconstitutional provisions.

The bill had stirred weeks-long controversy due to a provision tightening government control over the key judicial body. It was first passed by Parliament on Feb. 15 after a marathon session marked by brawls and fisticuffs between ruling party and opposition lawmakers.

For more on this story click here to read on Hurriyet Daly News.

Date created : 2014-02-26

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