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Turkish court backs constitution reforms

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Turkish court backs constitution reforms


Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of the vast majority of the government’s proposed reforms to the constitution.

But some prosposed changes to the judiciary and the army have been scrapped.

The court president said judges had rejected opposition calls to scrap all the proposals and said the remaining items would go to a referendum in September.

Lawmakers approved the package in May. It would alter a constitution that dates back to 1982 and a military coup.

The government says the changes are needed if Turkey is to ever suceed in joining the EU.

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