Activities in Celebration of the 55th Anniversary of the Constitutional Court

The Opening Ceremony of the 55th Anniversary of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Turkey commenced with the opening speech delivered by Mr. Zühtü ARSLAN, the President of the Court, in the Grand Hall of the Constitutional Court on 25 April 2017.

The introductory film prepared on the occasion of the 55th Anniversary of the Court was presented during the ceremony in which the Presidents and Judges of the Constitutional Courts of thirty different countries participated.

In the scope of the events of the 55th Anniversary of the Constitutional Court an international symposium with the title “Constitutional Courts as the Guardians of Fundamental Rights” and participation of the Presidents and Judges of Constitutional Courts from many countries and representatives from the European Court of Human Rights, Court of Justice of the European Union and the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights and local and foreign academicians as guests was organized between 25-26 April 2017.

On 27 April 2017 the Balkan Countries Constitutional Courts Meeting was held at the Dolmabahçe Palace, and the consensus on founding a forum to develop the cooperation among the relevant Constitutional Courts and continuing to work on the establishing of the Association of Balkan Constitutional Courts in the future was achieved.

The Gala Dinner held on the occasion of the 55th Anniversary was honored by the President of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN, President of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Mr. İsmail KAHRAMAN and the participation of guest from home and abroad and Judges and Rapporteurs of the Constitutional Court.

The activities of the 55th Anniversary ended on 28 April 2017.

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Click on to watch the introductory film.

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