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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
Türkiye

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2022 , 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 - Türkiye
  • from 24/01/2005 to 28/07/2005 Representative - Türkiye

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 (from 15/09/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • 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 Serap YAŞAR (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 24/01/2022)
  • 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

21/06/2022 | 19:07:18 Dear Colleagues, I would like to begin by thanking the rapporteurs for their excellent work. These reports successfully draw our attention to the situation of political prisoners in the Russian Federation and the victims of human rights abuses in the North Caucasus region, and contribute to the previous work of our Assembly on these matters. Beside other issues mentioned in the reports, I regret that the human rights situation of the Crimean Tatars continues to deteriorate. Despite the... 20/06/2022 | 15:48:40 Dear President, Dear colleagues, It is very timely to speak today about the new Charter on the role of political parties in fostering diversity and inclusion. I congratulate Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW for his report, which provide us parliamentarians the revised text of the Charter of European political parties for a non-racist and inclusive society. It has been quite a long time since the previous Charter has been drawn up and opened for signature in 1998. The recent challenges faced in... 28/04/2022 | 16:39:34 Thank you. Ddear President, Dear Colleagues, First of all, I would like to thank all the rapporteurs and speakers for contributing to this discussion, which is vital for our future together.  It is saddening that there has been an apparent democratic backsliding even in the Council of Europe member states, which is the anchor of the rule of law, democracy and human rights. In the recent Covid-19 pandemic, although every member state tried to do its best to prevent the spread of the virus, the... 28/04/2022 | 12:07:18 Dear President, Dear Colleagues, I would like to begin by thanking the rapporteur for his great work. Russian aggression towards Ukraine has been persisting for two months. It has become an unprecedented hostility and a challenge for the security architecture of Europe since the Second World War. I fully support all efforts and initiatives that would force those responsible for the hostility against the civilian population of Ukraine to account. All perpetrators behind the tragic loss of... 26/04/2022 | 18:23:17 Madam Chairperson, thank you very much. Dear colleagues, First of all I would like to thank the rapporteur, Ms Selin SAYEK BÖKE, for drawing our attention to the issue of discrimination based on social origin. Fighting against discrimination in whatever forms should be among our priorities at the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly. For this reason, discrimination stemming from social should not be missed out and ignored as a way of discrimination relatively less known since it may...

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