Turkey's prime minister said on Thursday that the government was not authorized to give assurances when commenting on main opposition leader's remarks.
Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "if the judiciary gives assurances, they can resort to judicial organs."
"Otherwise, we are not authorized to give any assurance," Erdogan said.
Erdogan's remarks came after main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu said, "we will take oath at parliament if they assure us."
Erdogan said whether or not to take oath at parliament was a decision to be made by opposition parties.
Meanwhile, Erdogan will on Friday meet Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek to congratulate him for his new post, but efforts to end oppositon boycott is likely to be on the agenda.
On Thursday, Kilicdaroglu paid a visit to Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek as part of efforts to solve oath-taking crisis at parliament.
On June 28, CHP boycotted the oath-taking ceremony at parliament to protest a court ruling that blocked its jailed deputies from swearing in at the parliament.
Independent MPs, backed by the Peace & Democracy Party (BDP), also boycotted the swearing-in ceremony after Turkey's Higher Election Board (YSK) stripped Hatip Dicle, an independent candidate, of his newly-won seat at parliament.
Dicle was one of 36 independent candidates who won seat in 550-seat parliament after the June 12 general elections.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Temmuz 2011, 11:59