Opposition parties, the CHP, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), all of which currently have deputies in prison, had been holding talks with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) to ensure the release of their jailed deputies. However, the AK Party rejected the solution proposed by the opposition.
Speaking of a “crisis of trust” following the collapse of efforts to reach a consensus between the opposition parties, Tarhan said the imprisonment of the deputies shows disrespect for the nation's will, the Akşam daily reported on Friday. “The AK Party, as it does in all issues, followed a double-faced and insincere policy in the solution of the problem of arrested deputies. Considering that the CHP, the MHP and the BDP cannot agree on this issue, the AK Party made a U-turn and rejected a formula for a solution,” she was quoted as saying in the daily.
Tarhan argued that the AK Party will expose the current “insincerity” in the process of making a new constitution. “We have no doubt. The AK Party's discourse of a democratic, pluralistic and pro-freedom constitution is nothing but an illusion,” she said.