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Mr Zeki Hakan SIDALI (Türkiye, ALDE)

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İYİ Party

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

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020 , 2019


In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 21/01/2019
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 08/10/2018 to 20/01/2019

In the Assembly

  • since 08/10/2018 Representative - Türkiye

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 08/10/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (since 11/10/2018)
  • Alternate of Mr Yunus EMRE (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 11/10/2018 to 24/01/2021)


Last speeches

26/01/2023 | 19:36:27 Thank you, Chair. Let me start by stating that the priority for all of us is that peace and stability should prevail in the South Caucuses. As of 2020, we see that a new year of peace and dialogue has emerged. In the last two months, there is a new tension rising in the region. Here, we have to deal with the issue from all points of view. Looking through a single and prejudiced angle, having double standards leads us to false judgments and unfair results. Today, we are discussing the claims... 12/10/2022 | 11:41:56 Thank you, Chair. I would like to thank the rapporteurs for contributing to the plurality of voices by consulting the relevant institutions in Türkiye. Türkiye is a democratic state of law with 150 years of parliamentary tradition. We have no issue that cannot be solved in terms of democracy, fundamental rights and freedoms. Although the decisions taken by the current government are decisive in the implementation of policies and international perception, our country is not limited to the... 23/06/2022 | 18:38:27 Thank you Chair, I would like to thank the rapporteur for this detailed and comprehensive work. It's quite a difficult job to write a report which stands for freedom of speech, and at the same time discusses controlling the misuse of this, with regard to misinformation, disinformation, malinformation, and to draw the correct line in between. An independent and pluralistic media environment is of utmost important to our democracies. The press, radio and TV agencies had their different models... 15/03/2022 | 17:59:49 Thank you, Mr President. Also special thanks to the rapporteur and my solidarity to Mr Serhii SOBOLIEV and all the Ukranian friends. Russia clearly shows that it doesn't recognise international law and UN principles, and ignores the Council of Europe. It's time for honesty and self-criticism. Today we are all together standing against Russian expansionism, and we sincerely show our solidarity to Ukraine. But what did we do when it first started in Crimea? During the annexation of Crimea... 28/01/2022 | 12:40:50 Thank you, Mr Chair. We all know George Orwell's famous dystopian 1984. Much more of what is in the book is being done by the Chinese authorities against the Uyghur Turks today. Big Brother's eye sees every city, every neighbourhood, wherever they live. You might think it is exaggerated. I'll give you a few examples. Speaking their mother tongue is forbidden even in schools, where only Uyghurs attend. Students are monitored with microphones in classrooms. A warning is given the first time and...


Reports and committee opinions