Author : Hurriyet Dailynews

Posted : December 14, 2016

Three political parties in Turkey’s parliament have reached a consensus on a joint stance on the fight against terror, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said Dec. 14.

Speaking at a joint press meeting in Ankara with Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) head Devlet Bahçeli, Kılıçdaroğlu said the premier informed them about developments on the terror fight.

The CHP head also pointed that terror was the common problem of everyone and thus required a consensus on a joint stance.

Yıldırım also stated that the fight against terrorism was an issue above politics, adding that heads of  the parties would contribute to the terror fight through legal regulations.

Meanwhile, Bahçeli said the meeting was conducted in maturity.

The premier hosted the heads of the three political parties on Dec. 14 to discuss the terrorist attack in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district over the weekend, which killed 44 people and wounded over 100.

The third biggest party in parliament, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), was not given an invitation to the meeting.

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