Constitutional Court announced the reasoning of its ruling on "violation of the freedom of religion"
Concerning the prevention of the election of a patriarch by the Armenian community by the State during the period when Patriarch Mutafian was unable to serve, the Constitutional Court (CC) had ruled for "violation of the freedom of religion". Now the Court has announced the reasoned decision which embodies significant elements.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew reacted against the fact that Halki Seminary is still closed. He stated that they welcome any idea for solution.
The people who put black wreath in front of Agos on April 24, 2015 and made threatening statements were acquitted. The Court of Appeals reverse the decision of acquittal on the ground that the statement incite hatred and enmity.
In Dink case, examination of former intelligence officer Ali Fuat Yılmazer is completed.
The Council of State granted a motion for stay of execution for expropriation of Surp Giragos Armenian Church in Sur district of Diyarbakir.
People are reacting against the interference of the governor’s office in the patriarchal election. Lawyer Sebu Aslangil stated that the notice of the governor’s office is unlawful.
Today, Dink case started with the defence of Ali Fuat Yılmazer, former chief of the Office C of Istanbul Directorate of Security Intelligence Branch. After the lunch break, Yılmazer stated that he won't continue and said, “You are a project court.”
In Dink case, Ali Fuat Yılmazer, former chief of the Office C of Istanbul Directorate of Security Intelligence Branch, continues to present his defence. Saying that they decided to wiretap Tuncel's phone, but there is no record, Yılmazer stated, "There is a serious ruse."
After the resignation of Sahak Maşalyan, the head of the Clerical Assembly, the debate on election continues. The date is set for the election, but the reactions don't stop.