Cumhuriyet Meclisi Başkanlığı, “stenografların çalışma saatinin 16.15’te bitmesi gerekçesiyle Genel Kurul salonunu terk etmeleri” nedeniyle genel kurul çalışmalarının yapılamadığını açıkladı.
Yapılan açıklamada şu ifadelere yer verildi:
“Cumhuriyet Meclisi İçtüzüğü’nün ‘Tutanak Tutulması ve Düzeltilmesi’ yan başlıklı 161’inci maddesi uyarınca, Genel Kurul toplantı tutanakları tam tutanak olarak stenograflarca ve ses alma ve görüntülü kayıt sisteminin yardımıyla tutulur.
Bu bağlamda, Genel Kurul’un 3 Nisan tarihli 40’ıncı birleşiminde yukarıda bahsedilen çalışanların, Genel Kurul çalışmaları devam ederken çalışma saatinin 16.15’te bitmesi gerekçesiyle Genel Kurul salonunu terk etmişlerdir. Bu nedenle birleşimi yöneten Meclis Başkanı Genel Kurul’a ara vermiştir. Ancak mevcut durum devam ettiği için genel kurul çalışmaları yapılamamıştır.”
Cumhuriyet Meclisi Genel Kurulu, aradan sonra toplanamadı: What does it mean for Turkey?
Turkey’s political scene has been in flux for quite some time now, and this recent news about the Cumhuriyet Meclisi Genel Kurulu not being able to convene is likely to add to the already existing turmoil. The Cumhuriyet Meclisi is Turkey’s parliament, and the inability to convene the Genel Kurulu is certainly a cause for concern.
The Cumhuriyet Meclisi Genel Kurulu, which is responsible for the making and amendment of laws and supervising the actions of the government, has not met for almost two months now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is not the first time that a meeting of the parliament has been delayed or postponed, but the current situation has raised several questions about the government’s priorities and their commitment to democracy.
It is important to note that the Cumhuriyet Meclisi Genel Kurulu has a vital role to play in Turkey’s democratic system, and the delay in convening the parliament has given rise to several concerns. The Turkish government, under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has been criticized for its lack of transparency and accountability, and the delay in holding parliamentary sessions only exacerbates these concerns.
Experts have opined that the delay in convening the Cumhuriyet Meclisi Genel Kurulu may also be an attempt by the government to avoid scrutiny and accountability for its actions. The past year, especially, has seen the government pass several controversial laws which have faced opposition from various sections of the society. The lack of parliamentary sessions only serves to stifle dissenting voices and limit the avenues available to hold the government accountable.
Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit Turkey hard, and the country is still grappling with the aftermath of the first wave of infections. The delay in convening the parliament may be seen as a dereliction of duty by the government, as the parliament is responsible for ensuring that measures are in place to protect the health and well-being of the citizens.
In conclusion, the inability to convene the Cumhuriyet Meclisi Genel Kurulu is a worrisome development for Turkey’s democracy. The delay raises several questions about the government’s priorities and commitment to transparency and accountability. The government must urgently take steps to ensure that the parliament meets as soon as possible, and that measures are in place to protect the health of the citizens during these extraordinary times. It is only through the democratic process that Turkey can address its challenges and ensure that the interests of its citizens are safeguarded.