Turkey's DTP MPs set to anounce resigns, no new party

DTP MPs said they officially resigned from the parliament.

Turkey's DTP MPs set to anounce resigns, no new party

Former lawmakers of the Democratic Society Party, which was shut down by Turkey's Top Court Friday over ties with PKK, said they officially resigned from the parliament, and would literally appeal to the country, with a symbolic trip to Diyarbakir.

An official statement issued by DTP Sunday, said the party group had gathered before the announcement of the court's decision and decided to appeal to the country.

The statement said when the court started deliberations for a decision, DTP leader Ahmet Turk had announced that should DTP be shut down and a single one of their lawmakers be expelled from the parliament, they would all resign and appeal to the country.

The statement said, during that meeting, all DTP lawmakers have submitted their letters of resignation to the group chairman, as a sign of determination for appealing to the country, noting that their decision still stood.

"No new party"

It said rumors that the remaining lawmakers who were not expelled would form a new group in the parliament were false, and all former DTP lawmakers would literally appeal to the country with a symbolic trip to Diyarbakir on Monday.

All party organs and executives will gather the same day at a meeting to decide how and when the decision to appeal to the country would be executed.

Constitutional Court, country's top legal authority, has decided to shut down DTP on charges it has ties with the PKK. 37 DTP executives, including Turk and MP Aysel Tugluk were banned from politics for five years.

Dissolved DTP announced Saturday its lawmakers have withdrawn from the Turkish parliament.

Ahmet Turk, addressing the press as DTP Chairman for the last time, argued that the decision of the Constitutional Court was political announcing that remaining DTP deputies would not attend parliamentary sessions.


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