CHP seeks parliamentary inquiry into terror attacks

CHP seeks parliamentary inquiry into terror attacks

CHP seeks parliamentary inquiry into terror attacks

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The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on Jan. 2 demanded a parliamentary inquiry to examine terrorist attacks that occurred in Turkey since June 7, 2015, after the Jan. 1 terrorist attack on a nightclub in Istanbul claimed 39 lives.

“We are requesting to launch a Parliamentary Survey to investigate security weaknesses in terrorist attacks and explosions, to identify those responsible for these attacks and those who were negligent, in order to prevent such attacks from happening again,” said the proposal signed by CHP deputies led by Istanbul deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu.

Criticizing Turkey’s foreign policy, the demand said terrorist attacks were expected to continue in 2017 because of Turkey’s involvement in wars in Iraq and Syria. 

“423 people have lost their lives in terrorist attacks since the June 7, 2015 elections, the attacks left hundreds injured. Despite all precautions taken, the attack that happened at the heart of Istanbul was not prevented,” the statement said.  

At least 39 people died and hundreds were wounded in a terrorist attack on New Year’s Eve in a nightclub in Istanbul’s Bosporus, after a year of unprecedented bloodshed that saw hundreds die in attacks.