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Mr Zeki Hakan SIDALI

Speeches since 2019

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... 25/01/2022 | 19:36:41 Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2 I congratulate Madame Annicka Engblom for her comprehensive report. An independent, free and pluralistic media environment is of utmost importance to our democracy in all times. However during the times of crisis more importantly, media should provide accurate, clear and reliable information. People are more sensitive to all kinds of information during such periods. We all tend to be more uncomfortable about uncertainties. The public demands to... 24/01/2022 | 20:07:06 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) We reached a crossroad today. If no action taken we don't have much time left. Our major mistake about climate crisis is the “bystander effect”. We believe that this problem will go away on its own or someone else will do something and this will be enough. Our consciousness accepts slow changes as normal. This is not normal! I was in Glasgow for COP26. The decisions taken there were our last chances. We are the last generation to prevent the... 29/09/2021 | 12:16:25 Thank you Madam Chair. I'd like to congratulate all four rapporteurs – Mr Simon MOUTQUIN, Mr George PAPANDREOU, Mr Ziya ALTUNYALDIZ and Ms Edite ESTRELA – for their visionary and comprehensive work. Humanity has solved problems throughout history by developing mechanisms, inventions and collaborations. We survived many severe natural difficulties by inventing mechanical tools against physical distances, promoting peace against conflicts, developing liberal democracy against tyranny, and... 23/01/2019 | 15:35:41 I congratulate Ms Gülsün BİLGEHAN and Mr Petri HONKONEN on their commitment and hard work. Despite the existence of national and international standards, electoral legitimacy is not an exclusively legal concept. Election monitors, for example, generally write descriptive reports on elections, rather than indisputable endorsements or condemnation. The absence of electoral legitimacy is generally signalled by statements of international organisations and monitors, but also by low turnout...