Baluken: Ministry admitted handing over of YPG fighters to Al Nusra
HDP Group Deputy Chair İdris Baluken said the Undersecretariat of Interior Ministry admitted that six YPG fighters were handed over to Al Nusra groups, and called for an urgent explanation from Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and the government.
HDP Group Deputy Chair İdris Baluken held a press conference in the parliament regarding the handing over of six injured YPG fighters treated in Turkey to the gangs of Al Nusra jihadist organization in Syria.
Baluken stated that the six detained YPG fighters were acquitted by court but were taken into custody once again later and sent to Foreigners Department of Police. He said the six were handed over to gangs affiliated to Al Nusra through the Cilvegözü (Bab al Hawa) border crossing.
HDP Group Deputy Chair remarked that the Undersecretariat of Interior Ministry admitted that six fighters were handed over to Al Nusra groups, describing it as a war crime, and called for an urgent explanation from Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and the government.
'AKP SHOULD STOP THE OPERATIONS IMMEDIATELY'
Commenting the present conflict environment in the country as 'a consequence of the AKP government's war concept', Baluken said; "As we stated before, the conflict must end as soon as possible. The PKK should turn back to the ceasefire position and the government should stop the operations. Negotiations should be re-initiated."
Stressing that both the President and the Prime Minister were waiting for the outcomes of public surveys regarding the war concept currently in effect, Baluken said dozens of people were dying every day and the people were being through a severe trauma while they waited these results. "They should stop doing this and make an effort for peace", he underlined.
'TURKEY DESERVES TO BE TRIED AT THE HAGUE'
HDP Group Deputy Chair who also brought up the subject in the parliament said the followings in a parliamentary question he submitted to Prime Minister Davutoğlu; “In consideration of the 1949's Geneva Convention, the Turkish state, which also is a party to it, openly committed a war crime by the hand of AKP, and possibility arose for the trial of the perpetrators of this crime at the Hague Court of Justice.”