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Post-monitoring visit to Turkey by PACE rapporteur

Strasbourg, 05.11.2012 - Josette Durrieu (France, SOC), Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) rapporteur for post-monitoring dialogue with Turkey, is to visit the country from 5 to 10 November 2012 for a fact-finding visit.

Talks (to be confirmed) are planned in Ankara and Istanbul with the President of the Republic and the Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Justice, Labour and the Interior. She will also meet the Speaker of Parliament and the Chairs of the Committees on Constitutional Reform, Human Rights and Foreign Affairs. In addition, she will hold talks with the Turkish delegation to PACE and representatives of political parties, the judiciary, the international community, civil society and the media.

On Wednesday 7 November Ms Durrieu will visit Hatay, on the Turkish-Syrian border, to meet refugees and the local authorities.