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Mr Mustafa CANBEY

Speeches since 2019

18/04/2024 | 19:21:32 Distinguished colleagues, Unfortunately, today, we are here to discuss one of the most complex and devastating catastrophes in modern history: the massacre of Gaza. As the Assembly, it is pivotal to address these issues with empathy for the innocent civilians and develop a sustainable solution. Since the beginning of the conflict on 7 October, more than 33 000 people have been killed, and the number is still rising. As the representative of the Council of the Europe member states, we are... 15/04/2024 | 17:34:39 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Dear President, Dear Colleagues, Parliaments are the cornerstone of democracies, embodying the essence of representative governance and promoting the principles of accountability, transparency and inclusiveness. Nevertheless, for parliaments to effectively and efficiently fulfil all their roles and functions and safeguard democratic processes, they need a strong institutional structure, efficient working procedures and constructive... 25/01/2024 | 20:03:08 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Dear President, Dear Colleagues, Freedom of expression and the safety of journalists are important pillars to protect and promote democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. I would like to underline that member States must be vigilant to safeguard and uphold freedom of expression and information. I also would like to emphasize that media freedom is guaranteed by the constitution in Türkiye. Article 28 of the Turkish constitution states... 23/01/2024 | 20:18:38 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear President, Dear Colleagues, The report, including its title, does not accurately reflect the truth and reality. It is inconceivable that our Assembly, with human rights as one of its core values, should turn a blind eye to what is happening in Gaza. The reality is that Israel is occupying Palestinian territories, and its longstanding occupation policy and inhumane actions have intensified notably in the last three months. Since 7 October...