AK Party discusses details of committee for statutory decrees
by Daily Sabah
ANKARAOct 07, 2016 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Oct 07, 2016 12:00 am
The Central Executive Committee (MYK) of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) recently discussed the details of the upcoming yearly internal party gathering in Afyonkarahisar and the establishment of a technical committee that will control statutory decrees.
The AK Party MYK gathered on Wednesday evening under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and discussed the road map to establish the technical committee and to receive feedback and opinion on the statutory decrees from the opposition parties. Under the state of emergency declared shortly after the failed July 15 coup attempt, the government agreed upon a number of statutory decrees in which the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) had disagreed with. In order to take the opposition's disagreements into consideration, the AK Party agreed to establish a technical committee in Parliament. Accordingly, the committee will have members from all four political parties represented in Parliament and will have their first meeting in the coming days.
The AK Party MYK also discussed the preparations for the AK Party's traditional Advisory and Assessment camp, which will be held in Afyonkarahisar from Oct. 21-23. The retreat, which will be attended by all AK party deputies as well as ministers and members of the Central Executive Board (MYK) and the Central Decision and Administrative Board (MKYK), aims to develop strategies for the new governing period. The event will commence with an opening speech from Yıldırım followed by working meetings, which Yıldırım is expected to moderate. The camp will also be attended by members of the Women's and Youth branch and the Disciplinary and Arbitration Board and has been described as a brainstorming period for all AK Party members. While the agenda will focus primarily on the party's efforts to fight against the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), which was behind the July 15 coup attempt, presentations will also be given by ministers on topics such as foreign policy – with special focus on Syria and Russia – counterstrategies on terrorism, reform and the economy.