Turkey’s opposition parties call for emergency parliament session on Idlib

Duvar English

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Group Deputy Chairman Özgür Özel will present a motion on Feb. 28 calling for an emergency meeting at the Turkish Parliament on Feb. 29.

Özel’s motion will suggest the holding of an emergency meeting in parliament at 2 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 29 in order to assess the latest developments in the Northern Syrian province of Idlib.

Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has also made a call to Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop for an emergency session.

“It’s not too late to backtrack from past mistakes,” said the opposition party.

The Syrian government’s troops killed some 33 Turkish soldiers in the military hot spot, raising the past month’s total death toll in Idlib at 54.

In addition to that, Ankara has declared it will no longer stop migrants from crossing over to Europe in anticipation of a new wave of migrants fleeing from the conflict in Idlib.

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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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