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Turkish parliament asked to lift immunity of 43 MPs including opposition leaders

In a summary of proceedings from the Ministry of Justice, a prosecutor asked parliament for removal of immunity from prosecution for 43 Members of Parliament, including three opposition party leaders, just one day before the local elections, according to T24 news portal’s report on Saturday.

A total of 83 summaries of proceedings were filed against 43 MPs on Saturday. Among them are the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, and pro-Kurdish opposition People’s Democratic Party co-leaders, Pervin Buldan and Sezai Temelli.

In 2016, the Turkish parliament’s general assembly voted on a bill to remove the immunity of 112 MPs out of 500 dossiers. Following this, Selahattin Demirtas, the pro-Kurdish HDP’s former leader, was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison in September 2018.

Below are the names of 43 MPs facing removal of parliamentary immunity:

People’s Democratic Party

Musa Farisogulları, Omer Ocalan, Huseyin Kacmaz, Mehmet Rustu Tiryaki, Murat Sarisac, Mensur Işik, Mahmut Togrul, Nuran Imir, Tayip Temel, Tuma Celik, Semra Guzel, Abudullah Koc, Berdan Ozturk, Saliha Aydeniz, Ayse Acar Basaran, Sait Dede, Sevin Coskun, Ayse Surucu, Remziye Tosun, Feleknas Uca, Imam Tascier, Dersim Dag, Meral Danis Bestas, Pero Dundar, Erdal Aydemir, Pervin Buldan, Kemal Bulbul, Sezai Temelli, Gulistan Kılıc Kocyigit, Serpil Kemalbay, Selcuk Mizrakli, Bedia Ozgokce Ertan, Ebru Gunay, Huda Kaya, Fatma Kurtulan, Dilan Dirayet Tasdemir, Nusrettin Macin.

Republican People’s Party (CHP)

Kemal Kılıcdaroglu, Murat Bakan, Kamil Okyay Sindir.

Turkish Workers Party (TİP)

Barıs Atay.

Justice and Development Party (AKP)

Hulusi Senturk.

Dozens of Turkish MPs to lose immunity, many face charges and investigations

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