A government plan for reform of the Turkish judiciary will set the agenda for the new judicial year starting this week, said Turkey's justice minister on Sunday.
"The new judicial year will be a period of deepening the principle of the rule of law, which stands a guarantee of fundamental rights and freedoms with a reformist and determined approach," Abdulhamit Gul said in a written statement ahead of Monday's official opening of the judicial year.
Touching on the government's Judicial Reform Strategy Document, which was unveiled on May 30, Gul stressed that the document would help realize the government's goals and commitments.
"In line with the main objectives of this document, which we prepared with the principle of trustworthy and accessible justice, we will realize the targets and activities that we committed our nation to one by one on a democratic and pluralistic ground with the active participation of all relevant institutions."
He went on to say that the document will lay out the roadmap for the new judicial year.
Source: Anadolu Agency