In his speech at the ceremony to mark the 46th anniversary of the founding of Turkey's High Constitutional Court, Chief Justice Hasim Kilic emphasized the importance of the separation of powers, the rule of law in democracies and said, "We are saddened by the national as well as the international attempts to manipulate, influence and pressure the court".
Kilic said that in a country where an ideology and faith are imposed on the people, there cannot be a pluralistic democracy. It is an undeniable fact that there is a crisis and mistrust between the political, ethnic and religious segments of our society. Fears among people cannot be ignored; and unless those who are in power find the solutions to alleviate these fears and doubts, the crack can only deepen. Seeking support [...]
Source: Anatolia News Agency, Hurriyet, Turkey, April 25, 2008