Turkish Gvt. Asks Authorization to Send Troops Abroad

Thursday, 4 October 2012 – JTW – Turkish government appeals to parliament for dispatch of troops to foreign countries regarding Syria issue.

The Turkish government on Thursday presented a “Prime Ministry Motion” to the Turkish parliament which authorizes the government for a year to to send Turkish troops abroad regarding Syria issue.Signed by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the motion covers;

“Ongoing crisis in Syria affects the stability and security in the region and now the escalating negativeness affects our national security. Syrian armed forces have been holding assailant acts under the name of military operations into Turkish land despite our several warnings and diplomatic tries since September 20, 2012. This situation risks and threatens our national security. In this respect, the need of taking precautions and acting quickly against any threats to Turkey has arisen. In the framework of the situation, according to Article 92 of the Turkish Constitution, we kindly ask Turkish parliament to discuss a motion that authorizes the government for a year to send Turkish troops to foreign countries.”

Turkish parliamentary general assembly convenes

The Turkish Parliamentary General Assembly convened on Thursday under the chairmanship of Deputy Parliament Speaker Mehmet Saglam. Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag and AK Party’s group deputy chairmen came together to discuss “Prime Ministry Motion” which authorizes the government for a year to send Turkish troops abroad regarding Syria issue. Closed-to-press meeting hosts AK Party Group deputy chairmen Nurettin Canikli and Mustafa Elitas as well as bureaucrats from Turkish parliament.

“Prime Ministry Motion” to be discussed in closed-door session

The ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s group deputy chairman Nurettin Canikli has said that the “Prime Ministry Motion” would not be discussed in an open session at the Turkish Parliament.