Court annuls key Turkish reforms

Parts of government-backed constitutional changes curbing judiciary and army rejected.

    The constitutional changes included curbing the powers of the army [GALLO/GETTY] 

    However, local television said the party had ruled out an early election following the decision.

    Anita McNaught, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Istanbul, said the parts that had been annulled were "not so serious as to derail the whole package" and that it was only "a slight set back for the government".

    The government says the reforms are needed if Turkey is to join the European Union.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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