Turkish opposition calls for debate on Mosul

People's Democratic Party (HDP) will submit a motion to call the parliament's general assembly to discuss recent incidents in Mosul.

Turkish opposition calls for debate on Mosul

World Bulletin / News Desk

One of Turkey's opposition parties is calling for a debate on Wednesday in the Turkish parliament about al-Qaeda offshoot, ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) taking control of Iraq's second city, Mosul, said People's Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Hasip Kaplan.

"If ISIL suceeds, it would cause a danger for the region" said HDP party deputy Nazmi Gur. He added that the events in Mosul, which is 145 kilometers from the Turkish border, directly affect Turkey.

"We are even not aware of the danger we are confronting. We clearly know which countries support ISIL," added Gur.

HDP wants Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to inform the MPs in the general assembly about incidents in Mosul.

Pointing out that Mosul's population of two million people consist of Turkmen, Kurds, and Assyrians, Kaplan said Turkey should take the necessary measures as soon as possible.

"Turkish government will strike an attitude either in favor of the strategical friendship of Kurds in the (Turkey-Iraq) border, or Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra, or ISIL." Kaplan said.

Last Mod: 11 Haziran 2014, 16:16
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