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Mr Hişyar ÖZSOY

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Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi (TBMM)
TR - 06543 - ANKARA


Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2020 , 2019 , 2018


In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the Unified European Left since 21/01/2019
  • Member: Group of the Unified European Left from 30/05/2016 to 20/01/2019
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 27/11/2015 to 29/05/2016

In the Assembly

  • since 08/10/2018 Representative-Turkey
  • from 27/11/2015 to 07/10/2018 Substitute-Turkey

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

  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 27/01/2020)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 24/05/2019 to 26/01/2020)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 21/01/2019 to 07/04/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 08/10/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize (since 10/10/2018)
  • Alternate of Ms Feleknas UCA (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 08/10/2018)


Last speeches

03/10/2019 | 15:47:26 Thank you, Madam Chair. This summer we have seen protests in Russia against the government's crackdown on the opposition, in the run-up to the Moscow city council elections. Detentions, police violence, disqualification or arrest of opposition candidates have greatly undermined the legitimacy of these elections. Russian authorities have violated the freedom of speech, the right to assembly and peaceful protest, and the right to have a fair and free election: the fundamentals of any democratic... 28/06/2019 | 10:17:51 I would also like to thank Madam Rapporteur for this quality work. It nicely summarises some of the main issues that relate to the Syrian conflict, which is now in the eighth year and cost dearly to the peoples of Syria. Unfortunately, as a person from Turkey who is close to Syria and actually Turkey is at war in Syria, I'm not very optimistic about a possible resolution of the conflict in the near future, for the clear fact that the fate of Syrian people unfortunately is not in their hands... 25/06/2019 | 11:48:08 Thank you, Madam Chair. I also would like to thank Mr Rapporteur for the effort and time he put into the report. The report makes repeated references to the reason why the Council of Europe is having an unprecedented financial crisis as an institution: that a member state named Russia didn't fulfill some financial obligations and refused to make its annual contributions over the last three years and so we are having a huge crisis now. On the surface, this seems to be the reason but I think... 24/01/2019 | 16:25:33 I am one of the HDP deputies whom my colleagues accuse of being a terrorist. I will not go into polemics – we are having a serious debate – but I only wish that we had a mature democracy in Turkey so we could have negotiated our differences and resolved our questions at home, not carried them here. Of course, it is useless to defend myself and say that I am not a terrorist. It is really disrespectful to call colleagues that. I will briefly say something about the situation of Leyla Güven, who... 23/01/2019 | 10:38:46 Rather than speak about the issue in terms of some abstract and general categories, let me engage the two reports by focusing on my own country of Turkey, where, unfortunately, we have experienced almost every single problem outlined in the two reports regarding media freedom. After the abortive coup in July 2016, about 200 media outlets were not only banned under emergency rule, but their properties were unlawfully confiscated. Many were Kurdish or opposition media. Over 3 000 journalists...