Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Pervin Buldan has accidentally backed a motion extending troop deployment in Iraq and Syria for two more years against her party's policy.
Video of the voting on Oct. 26 shows Buldan raising her hand in support of the motion before HDP Group Deputy Chair Meral Danış Beştaş realizes the mistake and tries to pull the co-chair's hand down.
The motion was approved with the votes of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), its alliance partner Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and right-wing opposition Good (İYİ) Party. The HDP and the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) voted against it.
The motion allows the Turkish military to carry out cross-border operations in northern Iraq and Syria for two more years, from Oct. 30, 2021, until Oct. 30, 2023.