Added time: 28 April 2014, Monday 11:51
Turkish president approved the intel law
Turkish President Abdullah Gül has approved the much-contested law on the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), which was adopted by Parliament last week on the majority of the ruling party, AKP.
Despite the strong criticisms, Gül has approved the law on April 25.
In a statement criticizing the bill which gives extensive powers to the spy agency, Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) Executive Committee pointed out last week that the bill which authorized MIT to have talks with terrorist organizations hasn't been enacted with an aim to ensure a resolution to the Kurdish question.
KCK reacted to the claim of the government that the law was to facilitate and to legalize the peace negotiations with the Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan.
"The legislation of the MIT law is not a legislation of the peace negotiations. The law talks about having negotiations with any type of terrorist organisations within the interests of the state, and this proves that the MIT law was not legislated for the peace talks", said KCK.
KCK added that the legislation of the negotiations and naming the process on the political level through the parliament and to carry the negotiations within this legal framework proved to be an utmost necessity.