Turkey's MHP says to approve DTP resigns in vote

The Constitutional Court ruled on December 11 to outlaw the DTP on charges that it has ties with the PKK.

Turkey's MHP says to approve DTP resigns in vote

Turkey's nationalist party will vote in favor of resignation of the parliamentarians of the banned Democratic Society Party (DTP), chairperson said on Thursday.

Devlet Bahceli, chairperson of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), said that his party would vote for acceptance of resignations of the deputies of the banned DTP.

The Constitutional Court ruled on December 11 to outlaw the DTP on charges that it has ties with the PKK.

After this ruling, DTP deputies said they would resign as a parliamentarian and appeal to the country.

"We consider it unilateral resignation decision as a preference," Bahceli told representatives of press organizations in Ankara.

Bahceli said he "respected" their decision, however referred to Article 84 of the Constitution that required parliament's ratification of resignation of lawmakers.

Article 84 of the Turkish Constitution regulates loss of membership of a deputy.

It says, "the loss of membership of a deputy who has resigned shall be decided upon by the plenary of the Turkish Grand National Assembly after the Bureau of the Turkish Grand National Assembly attests to the validity of the resignation.

The loss of membership, through a final judicial sentence or deprivation of legal capacity, shall take effect after the final court decision in the matter has been communicated to the plenary of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.

The membership of a deputy whose statements and acts are cited in a final judgement by the Constitutional Court as having caused the permanent dissolution of his party shall terminate on the date when the decision in question and its justifications are published in the Official Gazette.

The speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly shall immediately take the necessary action concerning such decision and shall inform the plenary of the Turkish Grand National Assembly accordingly."



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