TURKEY - Sep 21 - Opposition Seeks Debate On Reform.The main opposition party Republican People's Party
Please [ improve this article] or discuss the issue on the talk page. on Sep 21 to adopt the bill, which the government abandoned last week amid an argument with the EU on whether adultery should be re-instated as a criminal offense. The disagreement has cast a pall on Turkey's prospects of obtaining a date from the EU for accession talks. Baykal said: "We want to open a window of opportunity for Turkey. Turkey should not destroy its advantages with its own hands". Jean-Christophe Filori, a spokesman for the EU's enlargement commissioner, Gunter Verheugen, bluntly warned Ankara on Sep 21 it cannot open accession talks without the adoption of the new penal code penal code
A body of laws relating to crimes and offenses and the penalties for their commission.
the body of laws relating to crime and punishment
Noun 1. . The Republican People's Party, which holds less than a third of the 550 seats in the parliament, has enough votes to force the speaker to recall legislators for an extraordinary session, but it would need the support of members of the governing Justice and Development Party for a meeting. The governing party indicated Sep 21 it might allow Parliament to reconvene reconvene
to gather together again after an interval: we reconvene tomorrow
Verb 1. reconvene - meet again; "The bill will be considered when the Legislature reconvenes next Fall" early to pass the laws in an effort to keep its bid for EU entry on track. The new laws New Laws: see Las Casas, Bartolomé de. will bolster women's rights The effort to secure equal rights for women and to remove gender discrimination from laws, institutions, and behavioral patterns.
The women's rights movement began in the nineteenth century with the demand by some women reformers for the right to vote, known as suffrage, and and freedom of expression and increase penalties for rape and torture. Parliament tentatively approved all but two articles of the penal code in a special session this month, before the package was shelved. The assembly is not scheduled to meet until Oct. 1. The commission will publish a progress report on Turkey on Oct 6, which will shape a decision in December by EU leaders. Baykal appealed to PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan to resolve the stalemate.