An Analysis of the Turkish Constitutional Court’s Recent Decision on Religious Marriage

AUTHOR BIO Saadet Yuksel graduated from Istanbul Law School with honors, where after she obtained her Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) in Law. She also has a Masters Degree (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School. Ms. Yuksel worked as a visiting scholar at Georgetown Law School and at the International Law Institute, Washington, DC. Saadet Yuksel was a visiting researcher and worked on the issue of the relationship between religious liberties and the Turkish practice of secularism at the Harvard Law School from September 2014 to May 2015. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Constitutional Law Department of Istanbul Law School. As a constitutional lawyer focusing on constitutional reform and design, she has conducted and presented research on a variety of legal issues, including the first Turkish research on the Draft Treaty establishing a Constitution for the European Union, constitutional arrangements of Turkey in 2001, and right to privacy in electronic communications. Saadet Yuksel is author of the book “Intelligence Surveillance of Electronic and Wire Communications within the Context of the Right to Privacy” and “Free Movement of Workers in the EU” and contributing author of “Comparative Criminal Law Series No.8”. She has also published several articles in law reviews, including “Childhood Victimization Law in Turkey”, “The EU Constitution and Its Challenges” and “Constitutional Arrangements of Turkey in 2001 under the Framework of the EU Adaptation Process”.