After Tuesday's ruling was announced, the government said it would consider holding early general elections. Justice Minister Cemil Cicek also said that the AKP would seek constitutional amendments to lower the minimum age for candidates before agreeing to hold new elections. Meanwhile, protesters calling for the resignation of the prime minister clashed with police [AP report] in Istanbul. Some 580 protesters were detained. Faced with mass protests over the weekend, Gul insisted that he would not withdraw from the election [JURIST report]. AP has more. BBC News has additional coverage.
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