Main opposition questions validity of protocols signed with al-Assad, Gaddafi and al-Sisi
ANKARAA senior opposition deputy has submitted an official question addressed to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, asking why the portraits of Egypt’s Chief of Armed Forces Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Libya’s ousted President Muammar Gaddafi, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were erased from the official website of the Turkish Prime Ministry.
In the official written question submitted on Aug. 21, Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chair Sezgin Tanrıkulu also questioned the current validity of protocols and agreements signed with these three statesmen.
Tanrıkulu asked whether any protocol or agreements that Turkey signed with Egypt in the presence of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government carrying the signature of al-Sisi, with Libya carrying the signature of Gaddafi, and with Syria carrying the signature of al-Assad, are still in force.
The CHP deputy chair said that if this was the case, it would represent “a grave contradiction and conflict in terms of state management responsibility, skill and virtue.”
It would be an unfortunate contradiction if “the protocols and agreements that have the signatures of the statesmen whom you [Erdoğan] didn’t deem worthy to be in the same photo frame as are still valid and therefore are binding for the state of which you are the prime minister,” the official question added.