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Mr Zafer SIRAKAYA (Türkiye, NR)

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AK Party

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

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2020 , 2019


In the political groups

  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 08/10/2018 to 11/03/2021

In the Assembly

  • from 08/10/2018 to 11/03/2021 Representative - Türkiye

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 08/10/2018 to 11/03/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (from 30/01/2020 to 11/03/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Integration (from 11/10/2018 to 28/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Mehmet Mehdi EKER (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 15/09/2020 to 11/03/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Mehmet Mehdi EKER (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 27/01/2020 to 14/09/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Yıldırım Tuğrul TÜRKEŞ (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 08/10/2018 to 29/09/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Mustafa YENEROĞLU (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 08/10/2018 to 26/01/2020)


Last speeches

25/01/2019 | 11:57:58 Let me start by thanking the rapporteur for his dedication in preparing this important report. As stated in the report, the ongoing work of the CPT clearly demonstrates that more remains to be done to make Europe a torture-free zone, so we must work together to further develop human rights in Europe. In fact, as member States embracing the values of the Council of Europe, we should also promote the rights of people living outside Europe. We cannot overlook the fact that people’s rights in... 24/01/2019 | 20:07:50 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Turkey firmly adheres to the principle of the rule of law, human rights and especially all rights of the opposition politicians, yet the immunity of parliamentarians cannot be used as a shield against criminal investigations. Arrest, detention and court procedures are being conducted in accordance with national legislation that is in line with international human rights standards. Legal proceedings have been initiated against Selahattin... 22/01/2019 | 11:52:53 I thank the rapporteur for her hard work in preparing this significant report. In recent years, referendums have become more prevalent, so they have become an essential part of our understanding of democracy. Guidance on referendums, in accordance with advancing standards of democracy, is of the utmost importance. Despite variations in the purpose and conduct of referendums, two important common problems arise, both of which need to be properly analysed and tackled: the increasing... 21/01/2019 | 19:12:18 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) I would like to take this opportunity to bring the recent developments regarding the Muslim communities in Europe to your attention. The way Muslim communities, and especially the Turkish communities, are treated in Europe is quite harrowing. Muslim foundations in Austria have been deprived of some of their rights and privileges since 2015, rights and privileges which Jewish and Protestant communities still enjoy. The “European Islam Project...