11 new summary of proceedings sent to prosecutors
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
REUTERS photoThe Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has received 11 summary of proceedings dossiers prepared against two opposition party leaders and an opposition party deputy over crimes including “insulting the president.”
With the arrival of the summary of proceedings against main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, CHP Ankara deputy Levent Gök and opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş, the office is expected to launch separate investigations for each document. The probes will be executed in line with the Turkish Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure.
Those lawmakers whose immunities are lifted will be able to continue their deputy duties and they will be tried only on charges which cause the lifting of their immunities.
Regarding the issue of relieving deputies of their duties, Article 84 of the constitution comes into effect, whereby this step would be taken after convictions or suspensions are sent to the general assembly.