Seat battles on in Parliament
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
The Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), which had 20 deputies last term came back with 35 deputies after the elections and needs more space. When it did not want to be seated at the back of its current neighbor MHP, the battle got worse. BDP deputy Sırrı Sakık reacted by saying, “You are white; we are black. We don’t have enough seats and our rooms are F-type [referring to F-type prison cells]” Hasip Kaplan also said, “We, 35 of us, are sitting at a table of 20. Is there any other group that sits in such an order? This is disgraceful. We will soon put desks in the corridor.” The administration is seeking a solution. Let us see what kind of a solution Speaker Çiçek, who has experience in seat battles, will find.