Logo Assembly Logo Hemicycle

Mr Yunus EMRE (Türkiye, SOC)

Photo member


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

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2024 , 2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 08/10/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 08/10/2018 Representative - Türkiye

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 09/10/2023)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 09/10/2023)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 08/10/2018 to 08/10/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 11/10/2018 to 22/01/2024)
  • Alternate of Ms Gökçe GÖKÇEN (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 22/01/2024)
  • Alternate of Mr Namık TAN (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 09/10/2023)
  • Alternate of Ms Aysu BANKOĞLU (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 09/10/2023 to 21/01/2024)
  • Alternate of Ms Selin SAYEK BÖKE (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 08/10/2018 to 08/10/2023)
  • Alternate of Ms Zeynep YILDIZ (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (since 09/10/2023)


Last speeches

25/01/2024 | 18:35:57 Thank you, Mr Chairman. First of all I would like to start my speech by extending my appreciation to the rapporteurs of the Reports currently under discussion. As highlighted in the Report on the SLAPPs, SLAPP lawsuits have evolved into a global concern that demands attention not only in Europe, but worldwide to safeguard the principles of a functioning democracy, freedom of expression and the people's right to access information. In democratic societies, neither economic power nor political... 12/10/2023 | 19:45:19 Thank you. First of all, I would like to thank Ms Petra BAYR for preparing this comprehensive report on this very important topic for Türkiye. In that regard I would like to say that that I appreciate the efforts put into this matter by the Assembly and by the organisation as well, because this issue is not only a struggle to guarantee justice for one individual, but it is also an attempt to improve the overall conditions of an unjust judicial system and the damaged rule of law. As you all... 11/10/2023 | 20:03:22 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) I would like to start by thanking Mr Pieter OMTZIGT for such an excellent report on this very important topic. As you all know we are in an era of democratic backsliding. In the past decade or so, we have witnessed a rise in the number of autocratic countries and have seen in our own democratic countries, a backslide in individual freedoms and liberal values. Technologic developments in communication, surveillance, AI and spyware allowed... 19/06/2023 | 17:37:06 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) As a Member of Turkish Parliament, I would like to thank every single member of the PACE election observation mission for their detailed work and recommendations. Their report correctly states that the elections enjoyed a very high turnout rate well above 85 percent of the electorate. This turnout is not only evidence to our Nation’s commitment to democracy but inspires us to continue our work despite the democratic decline our country is... 28/04/2022 | 17:00:32 Thank you, Chair. Dear colleagues, As you know, last Monday, a very problematic court decision was taken in my country, Turkey. This decision is directly related with the question of efficiency, impartiality and independence of the judiciary, that is listed among structural components of genuine democracy in the report which we discuss today. With this court decision, the defendants, who had been acquitted before, were sentenced to severe prison terms without any definitive and clear evidence...