President Sezer also said that the government’s passing the law on former Prime Minister Erbakan could set a precedent for similar cases.
ANKARA - Turkey’s President on Friday vetoed a law recently passed by the country’s parliament allowing an aged former prime minister to serve a prison term in house detention.
President Ahmet Necdet Sezer said that the law dealing with Necmettin Erbakan, passed in late February, said that the legislation was law related to a single individual and did not take into account the interests of the public.
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