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Mr Mehmet Mehdi EKER

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Representative

AK Party

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

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2021 , 2020

Mandates

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)

Interventions

Last speeches

20/04/2021 | 17:56:51 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, Firstly, I must express my dissatisfaction with the way our Assembly approached the Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict. For this reason, I will begin my speech by recalling some facts. The Nagorno-Karabah region had been suffering from a Armenian occupation for three decades. As a consequence of Armenian occupation, nearly 1 billion people were forced to leave their homes. During the period of this illegal occupation, Azerbaijan's cultural heritage... 19/04/2021 | 20:01:02 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear Colleagues, Firstly, I would like to thank the rapporteur for informing us about the activities of the Bureau and the Standing Committee and preparing this report. It is very important to know what happened during the sessions because it enables us with a future projection. Additionally, I want to express my pleasure for having Mr President of the Assembly in Turkey and for having opportunities for opening new dialogue channels between... 28/01/2021 | 13:30:54 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear President, Dear Colleagues, Ethnic profiling becomes a common policing tool through the European countries, which targets the ethnic or religious minorities. It is for sure that stop and search checks based on skin color or a certain religious appearance constitutes not only public humiliation but also human rights abuse. As stated in the report, “First the police look for a criminal and then they look for a crime”. This shows us how... 27/01/2021 | 19:08:24 Thank you, Mister President. NGOs are fundamental to a properly functioning democracy. They have to educate the public about what governments are doing and how it can affect them. NGOs could be more effective in communicating with politicians and public agencies because when many people speak with one voice, it is easier to be heard. Therefore, I would like to thank the Rapporteur for addressing this highly important issue for all Europeans. In the report, Turkey is portrayed as a country...

Activities