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Opposition backs PM's proposal to lift parliamentary immunity

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said all 506 outstanding dossiers against sitting deputies held due to parliamentary protections should be reviewed collectively.

Turkey's main opposition backs prime minister's proposal to lift parliamentary immunity

Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) supports stripping lawmakers of their parliamentary immunity to allow for prosecution, a senior official said on Thursday.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said all 506 outstanding dossiers against sitting deputies held due to parliamentary protections should be reviewed collectively.

CHP Deputy Chairman Bulent Tezcan said at a news conference his party backs lifting immunity except for remarks MPs make at the podium in parliament.

Lawmakers are expected to debate stripping immunity for members of the Kurdish-rooted Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), parliament's third-biggest party, over comments they have made on security operations in the largely Kurdish southeast.

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