Open secret records: CHP
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily NewsThe main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) said Feb. 15 that it would ask for publication of secret recordings of the closed-door session of Parliament at which the March 1, 2003, memorandum was rejected.
The 10-year legal ban on publishing those recordings will end on March 1. The CHP will first appeal to the Advisory Council of Parliament. In case of a negative response, it will bring the issue to the floor of the General Assembly. On March 1, 2003, the Parliament rejected a government motion that would have allowed the use of Turkish territory by U.S. troops to invade Iraq.
“If such a motion had been accepted, Turkey would have entered an endless war. Turkey would seriously be damaged,” CHP deputy parliamentary group chair Akif Hamzaçebi told Anatolia news agency, describing the rejection of the motion as a significant point in the history of Turkey at the beginning of the 21st century.