The government clarified the legal aspect of its decision for sending troops to Iraq. To the contrary of previous discussions, it decided to ask for a permit from Parliament, not for authorization.
Two important considerations gave way to this decision of the government. First of all, a law should be issued for an authorization decision, which will both take time and necessitate presidential approval.
The second factor behind the decision of the government was the fact that President Ahmet Necdet Sezer approaches negatively to the idea of authorization.
The new permit, which will be forwarded to Parliament on Tuesday or Wednesday will include the number of troops to be sent and the locations to serve in. The government believes that the Justice and Development Party (AKP) group will fully support the permit and aims at passing the permit from Parliament.