Some MPs from Turkish opposition may be deprived of immunity
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 9
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Five MPs from the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey may be deprived of immunity, the Turkish TV channel TRT Haber reported March 9.
The MPs, whose names were undisclosed, may be deprived of immunity for having ties with the terrorist organization 'Kurdistan Workers' Party' (PKK), according to the TV channel.
In December 2015, Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu criticized the policy of the Peoples' Democratic Party and accused its members of having ties with the PKK.
PKK's attacks on military units and police stations in the south-eastern Turkey have become more frequent in recent months. During 2015, more than 200 soldiers were killed in Turkey in the clashes with the PKK.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 25 years and claimed more than 40,000 lives. PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by the UN and the European Union.
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