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Mr Hişyar ÖZSOY

Speeches since 2019

26/04/2023 | 16:41:48 Okay, I am not used to this one, I am sorry. So thanks Mr Simon MOUTQUIN for the report. I agree with most of the debates and recommendations included in the report and I invite everybody to support it, of course. I would like to raise just two points in addition. One is a general point and the other is more specific. Towards the end of the report it is stated, and I quote, "It is no longer possible to follow a productivist path that seeks to exploit nature. It is time to live in harmony with... 26/01/2023 | 17:10:42 Thank you, Madam Chair. Dear colleagues, Let me start by expressing my thanks to Mr Piero FASSINO for this comprehensive report on a total of 17 member states who are under either monitoring procedure or post-monitoring dialogue and periodic monitoring. The report outlines major problems in these countries, recommends ways to address them and concludes with suggestions to improve the monitoring capacity of this Assembly. We support these recommendations, particularly those related to gender... 12/10/2022 | 11:31:32 Thank you, Mister Chair. Let me start by thanking the rapporteurs for this report, which covers some of the key problems with respect to the functioning of democratic institutions in Türkiye. As you may remember, Türkiye was included back into the monitoring procedure in April 2017. Since then the Parliamentary Assembly and other organs of the Council of Europe, such as the Human Rights Commissioner, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, the European Committee for the Prevention of... 11/10/2022 | 19:47:31 Thank you, Madam Chair. Let me start by expressing my sincere thanks to Mr Ziya ALTUNYALDIZ for this important report on the "Misuse of the Schengen Information system by Council of Europe member States as a politically-motivated sanction". This misuse has already hurt many citizens of third-country nationals, including citizens of my own country. The report is extremely detailed and overly technical, but the main arguments are very simple and clear. The report emphasises that all countries... 28/04/2022 | 15:44:12 Thank you. Thank you so much, Mr President. I would also like to congratulate Madam Rapporteur for this report and recommendation. The report mainly describes some of the key problems about human rights, democracy and the rule of law in member states. There is nothing actually new in the report, because almost every single issue covered in the report has already been debated several times in this very Assembly. We know, I mean, media freedoms, freedom of expression, freedom of thought... 27/01/2022 | 17:05:04 Thank you, Madam Chair. The report discusses The Observatory on History Teaching in Europe as a unique knowledge-exchange platform that seeks to use multiperspectivity – and I would like to underline this notion, which I will elaborate on later – to develop a critical understanding of the past and its relevance to the present. I very much, of course, appreciate the institution of such an Observatory and the report on it now we are discussing, these are important steps in the right direction... 27/01/2022 | 16:21:24 Thank you. Thank you so much, Mister Chair.  Seventy-seven years ago today, shocked Soviet soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Until then, the Nazis had already massacred about six million Jews – a third of the world's Jewry – in an attempt to eliminate Jews from Europe, and also murdered millions of others on the basis of their ethnicity, disability, sexuality, or religious or political beliefs. To make this genocide possible, they persuaded people to think... 26/01/2022 | 16:01:55 Thank you Mr Chair. I would like to start by expressing my thanks to Mr Piero FASSINO, who put together such a delicate report on such an important issue. I mean, we have been in the Committee meetings over the last two days, and we have discussed so many issues, some of which are included in the Resolution here. Nobody, I think here in this Assembly, is saying that there are no problems in Russia and with Russia. There are all kinds of problems there. For example, just naming a few, the... 30/09/2021 | 17:45:39 Thank you Mr President, It's clear that the rapporteur has put a great deal of work into this very detailed report. The topic is a very important one as cybercrime has become a major threat that has visited many countries in recent times. We are told that the purpose of the second additional protocol to the convention on cybercrime is to provide sharper tools to investigate cybercrime and obtain justice for victims. This is all good and perhaps necessary but, of course, we must carefully... 30/09/2021 | 16:00:27 Thank you, Chair. Let me start by saying that it is utterly shameful that poor refugees are being instrumentalised by political leaders and used as tools for political ends. Now we have the situation at the borders of Belarus and other countries detailed in the report. In 2016 and in 2020 it was the president of my own country threatening to open the gates of hell by pouring refugees into European territories. I promise to you, tomorrow there will be many other leaders in countries that are...