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28/06/2019 | 11:05:40 Thank you, Mr Chair. Dear President, dear colleagues, the political situation in Syria carries the utmost importance for the region and beyond. PACE with its unique experience in democracy, human rights and rule of law could play a pivotal role in addressing the challenges faced by the Syrian people. Our priority should be advancing the political process by finalising the establishment of the Constitutional Committee without further delay. UN involvement and a balanced composition are... 27/06/2019 | 15:44:40 Thank you. Madam Chair. Dear colleagues.  I would like to thank the rapporteur for her hard work on preparing this significant report. The risks that unaccompanied and separated migrant children face are continuing to grow as war, poverty, and conflict keep forcing people out of their homelands. The number of migrant children has grown immensely in the last decade. Since the beginning of the civil war in Syria, Turkey received around 4 million Syrian refugees. Moreover, 1 million and 40,000... 24/01/2019 | 16:22:02 I would like to inform Assembly members about the case of PKK supporter Leyla Güven, but first I will briefly touch on a significant misunderstanding about parliamentary immunity in Turkey. Leyla Güven and the other politicians mentioned in the report who are the supporters of the PKK terrorist organisation are not imprisoned despite having parliamentary immunity. The core purpose of parliamentary immunity is to protect deputies from false accusations and legal cases that would prevent their... 23/01/2019 | 11:14:33 I thank both rapporteurs for their valuable efforts; both have made valuable contributions to the debate on the manipulation of electoral behaviour. Needless to say, the freedom of the media is one of the essential instruments of democracy. In other words, freedom of media also means freedom of speech. The Internet has changed the definition of the media. Social media, with its various platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, have gained more importance than professional...