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Dissident Labour MP uses speaking time in Dutch Parliament as 1 minute silence for Ankara

Dissident Labour MP in Dutch Parliament, Tunahan Kuzu, of the newly founded multicultural party DENK, used his speaking time in Dutch parliament today as a minute of silence for the victims of the terror attack in Ankara and the victims of terror attacks around the world.

Dutch parliament rejected a proposal from Tunahan Kuzu to hold a minute of silence for the victims of the terror-attack in Ankara last sunday. 37 people lost their lives in that attack.

“Ankara was the stage of terrorism and as a remembrance of the victims of that attack, i ask you for a minute of silene,” he told parliament tuesday. The proposal was immediately rejected.

Normal procedures for proposing such requests should go through the president of the Chamber, Arib, to give other parties the opportunity to speak about the issue and inform survivors and stakeholders beforehand.

Tunahan Kuzu did not agree with this and used his speaking time in the debate on refugees for a minute of silence for the victims of the attack sunday in the Turkish capital Ankara. The minute of silence was respected by other MP’s and not disturbed in any way.

Supporters of Kuzu hailed his actions through his Facebookpage, where the movie of his speech was viewed 16.000 times in the first hour after it was published.