ANKARA, June 8 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Erdogan approved a bill which will lift lawmakers' immunity from prosecution, the press center of Presidential office said on Wednesday.
The Turkish president approved the amendment on Turkish Constitution about the first paragraph of Article 89 and the A part of the second paragraph of the Article 104, the statement said.
The Turkish parliament approved the controversial constitutional amendment which would lift immunity of dozens of lawmakers against being prosecuted on May 20, and sent it to President Erdogan.
The constitutional amendment goes into force after the approval of the president, all 600 waiting files of summaries of proceedings will be returned to the Prime Minister's Office within 15 days in order to be sent to the judicial authorities.
The ruling party and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) aims to lift the immunities of Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers.
"No legal commission of the AKP, no judge or prosecutor under the AKP's command can try us," HDP co-leader Selahattin Demirtas earlier said at a party convention in April.
The HDP, the third largest party in the national assembly, currently holds 59 seats and is accused by the government of being a political wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party.