Central Government Budget to be submitted to Turkish Parliament
Turkey's Grand National Assembly (TBMM) will begin to discuss and decide on a number of critical issues starting on 17 October.
A motion on the 2023 Central Government Budget is expected to be submitted to the Speaker of the Assembly on Monday.
A motion to extend the deployment of Turkish troops in Lebanon as part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) mission will be discussed on 18 October.
The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez will brief the members of the parliament the same day on the deadly coal mine explosion in the northwestern district of Amasra. While the representatives of opposition parties said that the explosion which killed 41 workers could have been prevented, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "Those things will always happen" and that they "believed in the plan of destiny."
The discussions in the Turkish parliament have rarely, if ever, resulted in any kind of consensus between the ruling and opposition parties within the last 20 years, as the ruling party, or bloc, has always enjoyed a majority during that time, and because deputies for the ruling party have almost unexceptionally voted in accordance with the directives of party officials.