By Burcu Calik
ANKARA (AA) - The leader of Turkey's main opposition party criticized the country’s Constitutional Court on Friday, accusing it of failing to do its duty.
Speaking at the headquarters of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) in Ankara, Kemal Kilicdaroglu said "the main element that carried Turkey into chaos today is the Constitutional Court".
The CHP leader said the court had failed to do its job on statutory decrees published by the government after the 15 July 2016 defeated coup attempt.
He claimed most of the decrees prepared by the government -- without parliamentary approval -- were in conflict with Turkey’s constitution.
"This Constitutional Court can never give confidence to people. [It] cannot guarantee the rights of any of us," Kilicdaroglu said.
He said Turkey's "real problem starts here," and hoped the court and its judges "will question their consciences and leave their seats”.
“They do not deserve to sit on those seats," he added.