PACE adopted a report on the situation in Turkey

PACE adopted a report on the situation in Turkey
# 23 June 2016 00:22 (UTC +04:00)

Strasbourg. Fuad Gulubeyli-APA. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) hosted a discussion on the situation in Turkey at the plenary session on June 22.

 

 

The session began with a discussion of the report on "the functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey," APA's European correspondent reports.

 

The report on Turkey, prepared by Norwegian co-rapporteurs of the Monitoring Committee Ingeborg Godkesen and Serbia's representative Natasha Vuckovic, has been rated as the toughest after the transition of the country to the post-monitoring level in 2004.

 

The vast majority of additions and changes proposed by the Turkish delegation were not accepted. Moreover, some proposed tougher formulations in the document. They proposed to include Turkey, which since 2004 was under the post-monitoring dialogue, into the monitoring process. However, this proposal was not accepted during the discussions.

 

Speaking in the debate against the amendments and changes against Turkey’s address the country's representative to PACE, MP of Armenian origin Markar Yesayan said that the adoption of the document in its current form will lead to problems between Turkey and the PACE.

 

"In general, the document is very bad. There are many injustices against Turkey. It reflects the position of the opposition parties, such as the People's Democratic Party (HDP). The report is far from objectivity and clearly written under pressure. Yesterday, under the pressure of lobbyists from the HDP and PKK, Dutch Peter Omtzigt and Frenchman Rene Ruka proposed to include Turkey to the monitoring process. The aim was to make amendments and additions to the document that does not relate to the essence of the document and create a crisis in relations between Turkey and the EU. Our delegation has done everything to prevent this, and I think we succeeded in it as a whole, "said Markar Yesayan.

 

The report notes that the Turkish state under the guise of fighting terrorism seriously violates human rights, democratic principles and the rule of law. The document referred to the corruption scandal in Turkey in 2013.

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