Turkish government wins vote of confidence in parliament
The new Turkish government Saturday won a vote of confidence in parliament in capital Ankara. Turkey’s 62nd government won 306 votes from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) with 133 lawmakers from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) voting against it, Xinhua reported.
The new government was formed by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu of the ruling AKP.
On Aug 28, newly-elected Turkish President Recep Tayyip designated Davutoglu to form the new government.
Davutoglu has been Erdogan’s advisor from 2003 to 2009 when he was the foreign minister.
Role in Iraqi raids
Turkey denied any involvement in the US air strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria(ISIS) sites in northern Iraq.
On Friday, the US military conducted air strikes against the ISIS targets near the city of Erbil, capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region.
The ISIS fighters took control of the Turkish consulate in the Iraqi city of Mosul in June, kidnapping 49 staff and their family members, including the consul-general, according to an earlier statement released by Turkey’s foreign ministry