Turkey’s Parliament to Vote on Seven Article Bill, Kurdish Bid Law Package

amiri20121012004135233The Turkish government aims to present to parliament in the coming days a reform bill to advance its peace process with Kurdish militants, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said.

But Atalay told reporters in Bucharest on Tuesday the government had completed work on giving the process a legal framework and was seeking ministers’ signatures for the bill.

“I gave a presentation on it at the last cabinet meeting. A decision was made and within a couple of days we will present it to parliament as a draft law,” he said in commentswww. Ekurd.net broadcast on Turkish television on Wednesday.

The package includes a legal warranty for the actors in the process that promises exemption from being tried in the future for the role they take. Along with the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) and the Peoples’ Democracy Party (HDP), which are focused on the Kurdish issue, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has also repeatedly urged the government to sketch such a ground.

The new seven-article bill would provide a ‘legal guarantee’ to state officials involved in the peace process, protecting them from potential future prosecution, and facilitate the rehabilitation of militants.