Turkish parties agree on bill for more deputy privileges

Turkish deputies will be given greater privileges if a bill recently drafted by the four political parties represented in Parliament is approved.

Turkish parties agree on bill for more deputy privileges

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Turkish deputies will be given greater rights and privileges if a bill recently drafted by the four political parties represented in Parliament is approved.

According to the bill jointly prepared by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party), the Republican People's Party (CHP), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), deputies will be exempt from paying traffic fines, their vehicles will have right-of-way over other vehicles as ambulances and police vehicles do and they will be entitled to a life-long diplomatic passport.

The proposal has been submitted to the Parliament Speaker's Office and is expected to be forwarded to the relevant commission.

The bill also guarantees current and former lawmakers the right to possess guns.

Funeral ceremonies that will be held for deputies in provinces other than the capital, Ankara, will also be organized by governor's offices and the lawmakers will also be treated as high-ranking officials in public facilities.    

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