MHP deputy vows to sue HDP deputy over ‘PKK member niece’ claim
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DHA PhotoNationalist Movement Party (MHP) Deputy Group Head Oktay Vural has vowed to sue his counterpart from the Democratic Peoples’ Party (HDP), Pervin Buldan, after Buldan claimed that his niece was currently fighting with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Buldan’s suggestion came after Vural described the PKK as “a bloody terrorist organization,” during debates at parliament on the controversial homeland security bill on Feb. 23.
“You know that your niece is there too, don’t you? Your niece is currently fighting with the PKK,” she said.
Speaking to daily Hürriyet on Feb. 24, Vural vehemently denied Buldan’s claims and vowed to file a lawsuit against the senior HDP lawmaker.
“Their intention to use my name in such an ugly lie shows they are afraid of the fight we are conducting [against the PKK]. I belong to an honorable family. I don’t have such a niece,” he said.
“One my nieces is a lawyer, one is working for the EPDK [Energy Market Regulatory Authority], and one is at the TMSF [Turkish State Fund],” Vural said, pledging to continue calling the PKK “a separatist terror organization that kills Kurds at the command of the imperialists.”