Turkish parliament receives petition seeking to strip Garo Paylan of parliamentary immunity

Panorama, Armenia
Dec 26 2018
Politics 17:28 26/12/2018 Region

The Turkish parliament has received a petition seeking to strip eight deputies, including Turkish lawmaker of Armenian descent Garo Paylan of parliamentary immunity.

Ermenihaber reports, the petition was submitted to the parliamentary constitutional and justice commission on the grounds of "insulting the Turkish nation, the Turkish state, its army and police forces." 

Meanwhile, the summery of the proceedings prepared by the Ankara Chief Prosecutor's office says that Paylan is accused over an interview he gave in Canada in May 2017 for "public humiliation of the Turkish state and its president."

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