CHP start taking oaths


The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has dropped its two week boycott of parliament and their Deputies started taking their parliamentary oaths yesterday.

The move follows a meetings with the ruling AK Party and the signing of a generally worded agreement. The CHP had refused to take their oaths whilst two of their elected members were held in prison for charges they believe are politically motivated. The agreement appears to seek an interpretation of the law that ‘widens freedom’; presumably a face saver for both sides to see the release of the two deputies.

Meanwhile the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) are still boycotting parliament as six of their number are under arrest for alleged affiliation to the Kurdish Communities Union.

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