CHP submits motion of no confidence against FM Davutoğlu over Mosul hostage crisis
The Turkish main opposition blamed Davutoğlu’s 'adventurous and clumsy' foreign policy in the hostage crisis. AA PhotoThe main opposition party has submitted a motion of no confidence against Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on the basis that he has failed to fulfill his responsibilities over the Turkish hostage crisis.
“The primary duty of the state is to protect its citizens. It is evident that these duties have not been fulfilled in the case of our citizens who have been kept as hostages since June 11 ,” the Republican People’s Party (CHP) said in its appeal to Parliament, adding political responsibility in this case belongs to Davutoğlu.
Turkey’s 49 citizens, including its Mosul consul-general, have been kept as hostages by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), one of the most dangerous jihadist groups in the world that have declared an Islamic Caliphate in Syria and Iraq.
The CHP blamed Davutoğlu’s “adventurous and clumsy” foreign policy in the hostage crisis and said: “The price of this foreign policy is being paid by our citizens at the national, regional and global level.”
“Davutoğlu’s foreign policy caused a setback for Turkish businessmen and companies conducting business in neighboring countries along with the kidnapping of Turkish citizens,” the CHP appeal to Parliament said.