Turkish judge warns on bans on different lifestyles

Turkish judge warns on bans on different lifestyles

 

Adding new chains of interference in lifestyles will only overstrain an already exhausted public consciousness, Turkey’s top judge has warned, in an apparent reference to ongoing discussions over lifestyles that were sparked after the government passed a regulation restricting the use of alcohol.

“Steps that have been taken without convincing the public consciousness bring about nothing but a distortion of the record of the democratic rule of law in the state. Causing inconceivable violations of rights as a result of ignoring this reality is unacceptable for those who have the state authority,” Haşim Kılıç, President of the Constitutional Court said in his address to the High Advisory Council of the Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen Association (TÜSİAD) yesterday.