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Mr Mehmet Mehdi EKER

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AK Party

Dış İlişkiler ve Protokol Başkanlığı
TR - TBMM 06543 - Bakanlıklar – ANKARA

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group since 27/01/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 27/01/2020 Representative - Turkey
  • from 24/01/2005 to 28/07/2005 Representative - Turkey

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 15/09/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 15/09/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 27/01/2020 to 14/09/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 27/01/2020 to 14/09/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (since 26/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (since 23/09/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (from 30/01/2020 to 14/10/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 28/01/2020 to 14/09/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Sena Nur ÇELİK (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 15/09/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Akif Çağatay KILIÇ (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 27/01/2020 to 14/09/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Emine Nur GÜNAY (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 27/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Yunus EMRE (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (since 26/01/2021)


Last speeches

30/09/2021 | 12:43:55 Thank you very much Madam President, dear colleagues. Despite some progress in addressing regional and domestic issues, the Balkans continue to face several challenges and have fragile stability. The current political deadlock in Bosnia and Herzegovina and recent demonstrations in Montenegro are examples of this fragility in case. We all know that peace and stability in the Balkans has a direct impact on peace and security in Europe. Therefore, we should not let the Balkans lose its European... 30/09/2021 | 09:43:48 Thank you Madam Chair, good morning everyone, After the USA and NATO withdrew from Afghanistan, contrary to forecasts, unfortunately the Taliban controls the entire country since they were able to suppress the resistance in Panjshir Valley. However, the risk of internal conflict or uprising still exists. There is a chance that it could lead to a civil war. Thus, the international community must closely monitor developments in Afghanistan. It is obvious that the government announced by the... 24/06/2021 | 18:02:05 Thank you, Mister President. Dear colleagues, Regulations regarding the financing of political parties and in particular donations from foreign donors differ from country to country in Europe. In other words, we have a heterogeneous European model due to various political and historical backgrounds as well as different political traditions in members States. In brief, these regulations and their differences were born out of necessity in many member States. We can say that interference through... 22/06/2021 | 13:01:38 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear President, Dear Colleagues, I would like to thank the Rapporteur for his diligent work on such a novel and at the same time important topic. The Covid pandemic has brought about an unprecedented need to protect the health of our citizens. Covid passes or certificates are devised to officially demonstrate that an individual has been vaccinated against Covid-19, or has recovered from Covid-19, or has tested negative for covid-19 infection... 22/06/2021 | 11:14:43 Thank you, thank you Mister Chairman, As your might all acknowledge, one of the most important elements of democracy is free and democratic elections. Elections play a special role in the best manner only if every citizen is able to make conscious choices on the basis of undistorted and factual information. Freedom of expression, as well as independent, free and plural media, is no doubt indispensable for people to access the right information. Thus, freedom of expression and media freedom...