To Advocate Law

For two days there has been a symposium being done on the subject 'The Irrevocable Principles the Constitution' in Ankara at Bilkent University.

The speech that the Supreme Courts rapporteur Associate Professor Osman Can here did with his academic identity saw the most interest.
He says:
"For legal norms, the immutability claim is a product of the totalitarian concept.
For irrevocable principles to be constituted in front of social demands would abrogate the democracy of the constitution.
To reject to change the Constitution would be the most effective way in nullifying it."
Throughout history 'Justice' and the 'Government' notions have been the most valued and construed concepts in the Turkish society.
The presence of the government and legitimacies source is 'justice' in this society's consciousness world.
Political struggles can be done in the most rigorous way on the political ground, in parliament, in non-governmental organizations, in media; which are done.
Only when a 'judge' is needed, when affairs go court is when the public wants to believe that the decisions to be given will be emanated in the 'department of justice'.
Only when a 'judge' is needed, when affairs go court is when the public wants to believe that the decisions to be given will be emanated in the 'department of justice
In the 2007 Presidential election process and with 2008 turban decision in Turkey, not only did this court wound its own corporate identity, it also wounded the society's right and laws perception in its conscience.
The actual coup d'etat was brought on by the law men themselves, not by the politicians and the putschists.
But there still is hope in life that is alive. With his observations reflecting on the public opinion Osman Can shows that there still is intrepid jurists that keep law above politics.
The youngest member in the Constitutional Court that is 53 years old has much to learn from this young 40 year old man!

Gürkan Zengin