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Turkey aims to establish peace in Afghanistan: Parliament speaker

Turkey aims to establish and maintain peace in Afghanistan through its recent efforts and initiatives, said Turkey's parliament speaker on July 22. 

Mustafa Şentop and Mir Rahman Rahmani, the speaker of Afghanistan's House of the People, had a phone conversation on the occasion of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, according to a statement by Turkey's Parliament Speaker's Office.

Parliament ratifies 4th judicial reform package, animal rights bill

Turkey's parliament approved a long-awaited bill early on July 9 on animal rights, while lawmakers on July 8 ratified the country's fourth judicial reform package.

According to the bill, the sale of cats and dogs by pet shops will be banned, as such shops are "not suitable for animal health and ethology."

Turkish parliament to probe mucilage threatening Marmara Sea

Turkey's parliament has agreed to set up an all-party committee to investigate a slimy, floating mass of yellowish-white sea mucilage that is threatening marine life in the Marmara Sea.

The so-called sea snot, a thick and slimy substance made up of compounds released by marine organisms, has surfaced in waters south of Istanbul, alarming marine biologists and environmentalists.

Parliament to adopt animal protection law: AKP spokesperson

Turkey's parliament will pass a long-awaited draft bill on animal rights before the end of the current legislative session, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesperson Ömer Çelik said on June 7.

The issue was discussed at the party's Central Executive Board (MYK) meeting, the spokesperson said at a press conference following the gathering.

Turkey urges world to prevent Israeli aggression from escalating

Turkey's presidential spokesperson urged the international community early on May 14 to prevent the escalation of Israel's aggression against the Palestinian people. 

İbrahim Kalın said on Twitter that Israel's attacks on the Palestinian community "are against international law and basic morality" and "must come to an immediate end."

Turkey Passes Bill Allowing Probes Into Public-Sector Job Applicants

Members of Turkey's parliament at a meeting at the Grand National Assembly in Ankara, 2 January 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/STR

The bill was passed by the votes of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP and by MPs from his far-right ally, the Nationalist Movement Party, MHP.