Bahceli: "MHP deputies are ready to help enact constitutional changes"
At a press conference at Parliament, opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli yesterday called for a broad-based consensus on Constitution changes to help defuse recent political tension. Bahceli in particular mentioned changing how the Constitutional Court works and making party closures more difficult. Saying that the MHP's 70 parliamentary deputies are ready to help make those changes a reality, he also spoke about the recent failed closure case against the ruling Justice and development Party (AKP) and its impact. Stating that the case brought the Constitutional Court's legitimacy into question, he added, "In this atmosphere, political institutions and other institutions got hurt."