Turkey's Erdogan warns top court after ruling on detained journalists

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 11, 2016 8:53 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday a constitutional court ruling that led to the release of two detained newspaper editors was a step against Turkey and warned the court that repeating such actions could bring its very existence into question.

"This institution, with the involvement of its president and some members, did not refrain from taking a decision that is against the country and its people, on a subject that is a concrete example of one of the biggest attacks against Turkey recently," he told a rally in the southwestern city of Burdur.

"I hope the constitutional court would not again attempt such ways which will open its existence and legitimacy up for debate," he said.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by Nick Tattersall)