Turkish opposition party refuses parliamentary immunity

Türkiye Materials 28 July 2015 19:55 (UTC +04:00)
Turkey’s opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) refuses parliamentary immunity.
Turkish opposition party refuses parliamentary immunity

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 28

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkey's opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) refuses parliamentary immunity, the party's leader Selahattin Demirtas said.

He said all 80 MPs would send a written appeal to the parliament July 29 to refuse parliamentary immunity, Milliyet newspaper reported July 28.

Turkey held parliamentary elections June 7, which involved 20 political parties. Over 53 million people cast ballots in this election.

As a result, the ruling Justice and Development Party garnered 40.9 percent of the votes, the Republican People's Party (CHP) - 25 percent, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) - 16.3 percent, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) - 13.1 percent.

The other political parties gathered a total of 4.7 percent of the votes.

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