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Ms Meryem GÖKA

Speeches since 2019

18/04/2024 | 19:06:20 None of us have ever witnessed anything like this. War crimes are happening in real-time before our eyes. Shocking images reach us through our screens, but there is deafening silence. The world should be ashamed that there is no safe space in Gaza and that starvation is being used as a weapon of war. Today, it is the greatest open-air graveyard, not only for tens of thousands of innocent lives lost but also for many of the most fundamental principles of humanitarian law. According to... 23/01/2024 | 20:16:27 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear President, Dear Colleagues, None of us have ever witnessed anything like this. War crimes are happening in real time before our eyes. What is happening in Gaza will remain a disgrace on the conscious of humanity. Shocking images reach us through our screens, every hour and every day … But there is … Deafening silence … The world should be ashamed that there is no safe space in Gaza, and that starvation is being used as a weapon of war... 10/10/2023 | 17:01:01 Dear President and dear colleagues, Far-right extremism has had a long and especially violent presence in our continent. But unfortunately, especially in recent times, we are witnessing the rise of far-right extremism, with a surge of anti-democratic attacks and assaults on political opponents, ethnic, and religious groups, and in particular against Islam and Muslims, as well as anti-immigrant violence. Recently, an unfortunate example is France’s ban on its Olympic athletes wearing...