Four Turkish political parties have signed a joint declaration condemning an attack which killed at least 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib on Feb. 27.
the political parties in the Turkish Grand National Assembly […] we
strongly and vehemently condemn this dastardly and atrocious attack,”
the parties said in a statement on Feb. 28.
political parties that signed the statement included the ruling
Justice and Development Party (AKP), main opposition Republican
People’s Party (CHP), Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and İYİ
state that the solution [to the Syria crisis] should be through
political means based on international law, in order to prevent the
humanitarian crisis in the region,” the statement said.
Turkish army will successfully carry out the tasks, assigned to it by the Parliament, it added.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) did not sign the declaration and
issued a two-point declaration explaining why they chose not to sign
do not find it right to
condemn the Idlib disaster together with the ruling alliance [AKP and
MHP], which has undertaken wrong policies in Syria, as if nothing
happened. We are very sorry for every young person who lost his life
and died in Idlib; we wish them mery and offer our condolences to
their families and relatives. But we do not find it appropriate to do
this together with those have the full political responsibility,”
said the HDP’s statement signed by group deputy chairs Fatma Kurtulan
and Saruhan Oluç.
all the demands, the Parliament is not holding an emergency meeting;
it is acted as if we are facing an ordinary situation. It is not
discussing the Idlib disaster publicly and openly,” it said.
The HDP also said it found the other parties’ stance “insincere” as they should ask those in charge to give an account of what happened, rather than issuing a mere declaration.
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