Political parties welcome US-Turkey deal

Political parties welcome US-Turkey deal

Political parties welcome US-Turkey deal

The leader of Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on Oct. 18 welcomed the deal between the U.S. and Turkey on Turkey’s operation in northern Syria, calling the move “valuable.”

In a statement, Devlet Bahçeli said: “The Nationalist Movement Party finds the deal made between Turkey and the U.S. delegation valuable.”

Bahçeli praised President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for “reiterating Turkey’s legitimate position to the world and for not making concessions on his dedication” on Turkey’s counter-terror operation in northern Syria.

He lauded Turkish soldiers as “heroes,” voicing his belief that they will remain “vigilant” and “prepared,” come what may.

Erdoğan and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reached a 13-point agreement on Syria on Oct. 17 following meetings in Ankara.

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy chair for foreign affairs Ahmet Ünal Çeviköz said the deal between the U.S. and Turkey can be considered positive for Ankara.

“All elements demanded by Turkey are achieved,” with the consensus reached with the U.S., Çeviköz said in a televised interview on private broadcaster HaberTürk. He stressed the initial five-drays period should be well monitored.

Lütfü Türkkan, group deputy president of İYİ (Good) Party, said: “America took what they wanted, we will see what we have received in the coming days.”