Main opposition calls for Parliament to convene on PKK, Syria

The main opposition Republican People's Party has called on Parliament to convene for an extraordinary session on recent developments in Syria and the Kurdish issue.

Main opposition calls for Parliament to convene on PKK, Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has called on Parliament to convene for an extraordinary session on recent developments in Syria and the Kurdish issue.

Speaking to reporters following a CHP Central Executive Board (MYK) meeting on Monday, the party's spokesman announced that his party would file an official call for an extraordinary parliamentary session later in the day or on Tuesday. He said it is “not correct for Parliament to be on recess during such a situation.”

Turkish Parliament adjourned for summer recess on July 4 and will being a new legislative year on Oct. 4. The signatures of 110 deputies are needed in order for Parliament to hold an extraordinary session. The CHP has 135 deputies.

The CHP's move comes in the wake of simultaneous attacks on four military outposts in the southeastern province of Hakkari by members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Sunday. The attacks left six soldiers and two village guards dead. Fourteen PKK members were also killed in clashes with Turkish security forces.

The PKK attacks also come amidst Turkish concerns over emerging Kurdish rule in Syria's northern cities following the withdrawal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces from predominantly Kurdish-populated areas to fight opposition forces in Damascus and Aleppo.

Last Mod: 06 Ağustos 2012, 15:51
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