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24/01/2022 | 20:03:45 Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2 Dear President, Dear Colleagues, I would like to congratulate the rapporteur for his timely and successful report. This pact, which is still under negotiation, requires a delicate analysis from the perspective of human rights law. EU’s current asylum system led to many cases of human rights violations. Many lost their lives in Mediterranean Sea, many were trapped in the borders of European states where they were beaten and deprived of their... 24/01/2022 | 17:42:18 Thank you, Mr Chair, I just would like to congratulate Mr Tiny KOX for his presidency, and I would like to thank Mr Rick DAEMS for his presidency and some hard effort put on climate change during his presidency. Dear colleagues, the existential threat brought on climate change on humanity's future is first and foremost the violation of our children's rights. I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to the rapporteur for shedding light on the multi-faceted repercussion of the climate... 29/09/2021 | 17:53:20 Dear colleagues, I would like to thank all the rapporteurs for their enlightening reports. The climate crisis - as we have been discussing the whole day - is among the most important problems of this era. We have been having a constructive and courageous debate about the climate crisis and how to cope with its negative consequences. I believe the reports that we have been having here in the Hemicycle will enable the Assembly to adopt a holistic approach towards possible solutions for climate... 29/09/2021 | 12:29:27 Thank you, Ms Chair and dear colleagues, I like to thank all our esteemed parliamentarians for their valuable contributions and support on our reports. I may not mention many of the friends and colleagues who supported our reports but I like to mention some of the friends that remarked on something that I picked. Ms Nigar ARPADARAI said there should be an accessible technology for transforming the green economy, yes, I fully agree with that. Ms YAŞAR rightly mentioned legal aspects of climate... 29/09/2021 | 10:00:12 Dear President, Dear Colleagues, It's a great pleasure for me to take part in this unprecedented all-day debate on issues related to the environment and human rights, the rule of law, and democracy. Given a global climate emergency, I can only command the Assembly and his President's initiative to give priority to this topic and to organise this debate a month ahead of the Glasgow COP26. As rapporteur of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, I have focused on issues related to... 24/06/2021 | 10:03:11 Thank you, Mister Chair. It takes time to take the floor from online I think. Dear president, Dear colleagues, Let me begin by congratulating the rapporteur for his prominent work on highlighting the importance of diaspora communities for the host countries. As many of you know, six million people of Turkish descent currently live in European countries. They continue to be a part of their host countries and to contribute their host states. Turkish diaspora in Europe has a history of more than... 23/06/2021 | 19:29:06 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear Colleagues, Crimean Tatars have been suffering from all kinds of harassment and violence for years but receive little attention from other international organizations and countries. It is so sad that they are the subjects of the killings, torture and disappearances. Worse than that, occupied political authority and its security forces are claimed as the responsible for these inhuman treatments while all of them remain as uninvestigated... 22/06/2021 | 13:00:57 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear President, Dear Colleagues, I would like to thank the Rapporteur for this high-quality report, which touches upon the highly important topic of newly emerging official documents concerning one’s status of vaccination and recovery from past Covid infection. However, as the report accurately observes, the legal implications of such documents merit a detailed analysis, particularly from a human rights perspective. We must ensure that these... 22/04/2021 | 13:07:00 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear Colleagues, I would like to touch upon the number of issues raised in the report. First one is the parliamentary immunities. Parliamentary immunity is indispensable part of democratic systems but it is not a shield which enables offenders to hide behind. In the laws it is very clearly defined in which cases a parliamentarian cannot enjoy the parliamentary immunity, one of which is the disseminating, legitimizing and normalizing terrorism... 20/04/2021 | 16:13:04 Thank you Mr Chair. Dear President, dear colleagues and dear Secretary General of the OECD, First of all, I would like to thank the rapporteur for his considerable effort in preparing this report which is a valuable contribution to the debate on the taxation of digital economy and the international efforts on the issue, particularly by the OECD. I'd also like to thank Mr Ángel Gurría for his 15 years of devoted service as the Secretary General of the OECD and his well-prepared presentation. I...