Turkish ruling party AKP’s assembly maneuver for Kurdish bid hits snag

Turkish ruling party AKP’s assembly maneuver for Kurdish bid hits snag

 

The ruling party’s efforts to solve the Kurdish issue through the creation of a parliamentary investigation commission have again split Turkey’s Parliament into two warring camps, with the main opposition and the main nationalist party questioning the panel’s very legitimacy.

Parliament approved a proposal from the Justice and Development Party (AKP) on April 9 to establish a “Resolution Process Assessment Commission,” with the votes of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) in addition to those of the AKP, but deputies from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) left the General Assembly meeting just before the vote in protest.