Top Turkish court annuls part of law tightening judicial control-media

by Reuters
Friday, 11 April 2014 08:21 GMT

ANKARA, April 11 (Reuters) - Turkey's Constitutional Court annulled parts of a law tightening government control of the judiciary, Turkish media reports said on Friday, dealing a blow to a reform seen as part of a bid by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to snuff out a corruption scandal.

The court cancelled articles granting the justice minister powers over the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors, according to the reports carried by broadcasters CNN Turk and NTV, which could not immediately be confirmed. (Reporting by Gulsen Solaker; Writing by Daren Butler, Editing by Seda Sezer and Alison Williams)

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