Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Van MP Tuğba Hezer Öztürk and Şırnak MP Faysal Sarıyıldız have been relieved of MP duties on the ground that they didn’t attend the parliamentary works since October 2016.
328 MPs voted in favor of Sarıyıldız’s relieve of MP duties and 324 MPs voted in favor of Hezer-Öztürk’s relieve of MP duties, and 20 MPs voted against.
HDP Co-Chair and Van MP Figen Yüksekdağ and HDP Diyarbkaır MP Nursel Aydoğan were relieved of MP duties earlier.
CHP MPs called up Davutoğlu’s absence
Republican People’s Party (CHP) Manisa MP Özgür Özel called up former Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s absence and asked “Is there anyone who has seen Davutoğlu and his team’s attendance to the parliament?”
CHP İstanbul MP Mehmet Bekaroğlu drawing attention to Davutoğlu’s situation said “If you relieve them of MP duties for other reasons but absence, then you are discriminating” and remarked that the issue was in fact related to the Kurdish question. (EKN/TK)
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