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22/04/2021 | 11:55:45 Thank you Madam President. Dear colleagues, our job as members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is not only to safeguard the institutions of democracy, the rule of law and the free press. Our job is to safeguard journalists, politicians, members of civil society who are bringing these institutions to life. I want to stress the importance of doing this continuously and tirelessly when it comes to our member Turkey. Let us remember that ten years ago the gold standard in... 27/01/2021 | 16:16:25 Dear President, dear colleagues. Today this is not a discussion about heroism. It is not a discussion about a man risking his life to fight corruption and the decay of the rule of law in his mother country. This is not a debate about Alexei Navalny per se, even though his story is a rather compelling one to tell. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the discussion plain and simple about upholding the rule of law and respecting human rights and our distinct duty as members of the Council of Europe... 24/01/2019 | 15:36:47 Turkey stands at a crossroads: does it want to be recognised as a part of Europe, or does it want to be a country that is not free and that uses State authority to repress freedom of the media and freedom of expression? President Erdoğan’s Turkey has all the characteristics of an illiberal democracy. More than 150 journalists are being detained, as is presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş of the HDP, and the media landscape is largely under President Erdoğan’s control. It is unacceptable...
28/04/2022 | Doc. 15514 | Motion for a resolution Arbitrary arrest of Russian human rights defender and freedom fighter Vladimir Kara-Murza 17/03/2022 | Doc. 15482 | Motion for a resolution Providing a comprehensive response to the SLAPPs issue 25/02/2022 | Doc. 15461 | Motion for a resolution Reconsideration of previously ratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation 27/01/2022 | Doc. 15446 | Motion for a resolution Examining the legitimacy and legality of the ad hominem term-limit waiver for the incumbent President of the Russian Federation 30/04/2021 | Doc. 15227 | Written declaration Protests at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul
22/04/2021 | Doc. 15270, vote on the draft text for resolution The arrest and detention of Alexei Navalny in January 2021 22/04/2021 | Doc. 15270, vote on the draft text for recommendation The arrest and detention of Alexei Navalny in January 2021 22/04/2021 | Doc. 15272, vote on the draft text for resolution The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey 28/01/2021 | Doc. 15216, vote on the draft text for resolution Challenge, on substantive grounds, of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation 26/01/2021 | Doc. 15093, vote on the draft text for resolution Modification of the Assembly’s Rules of Procedure – follow-up to Resolution 2319 (2020) on the Complementary joint procedure between the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly in response to a serious violation by a member State of its statutory obligations