AKP’s Central Executive Board [MYK] met today for six hours to discuss the party's road map after the Constitutional Court's ruling to annul the law lifting the headscarf ban. At the end of the meeting AKP’s deputy chairman Dengir Mir Mehmet Firat spoke to journalists and said, "This ruling will be discussed for a long time. The target of this ruling is our parliament, and not any one party. This is a direct interference with the authority of the legislative. The initial assessment should be made by the parliament”. He added, "It is a violation of the rule on the separation of powers." Firat also said that AKP’s parliamentary group would have a meeting on Tuesday, after which PM Erdogan would share his opinions with the public.
PM Erdogan paid a midnight visit to Parliamentary Speaker Koksal Toptan’s residence. TV channels reported that Toptan will hold a press conference on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Source: Vatan, Hurriyet, Turkey, June 7, 2008