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Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim: The action on HDP is within the law

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Baku, November 7, AZERTAC

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim answered the questions of journalists in Istanbul about recent developments.

Prime Minister Yildirim commented on the question about the operation on MPs from HDP for failing to appear for testimony: "All our citizens are equal before the law. This action is an action within the law. So, the courts have issued summons for 154 members of the parliament who were stripped of their immunity before. All of these MPs, with the exception of those from HDP, have testified and the legal process continues. Only one MP from HDP went to court to testify while the remaining 54 have failed to appear. In other words they did not recognize the rule of law. So the action was taken because of the disobedience to judicial summons. They were detained because of this," Anadolu Agency reports.

Prime Minister Yildirim answered a question about the statement from Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu who said: “Replacing the elected is possible only through election."

"Of course those who came with elections will be replaced with elections, without a doubt. Those who come with elections and keep close ties with terror must account for it. Terror should not be confused with politics and national will. This is a judicial action about the MPs whose parliamentary immunity was lifted with a Constitutional amendment because they cooperate with terror, promote terror, encourage it and give it logistic support despite the fact that they are elected members of the parliament," said Prime Minister Yildirim.

On the question about KCK's call for action, Prime Minister Yildirim stated that the local community and the people ignore these calls. He added: "There is nowhere to go with terror. Turkey will continue its struggle against terror relentlessly. Our operations will continue unabated until we completely ensure the safety of life and property."

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