The European Council

For several years The European Council has been a place of information and lobbying for the kurdish cause.

Several political parties including the National Congress of Kurdistan have been informing the European Council and its Parliamentary Assembly.

Turkey, being one of the founding members of the European Council, is expected to apply the decisions taken by the latter.

Instances linked to the European Council such as, European human rights court, parliamentary Assembly, Local and Regional Councils Congress, have on several occasions underlined the values of the Eu Council regarding resolutions treating the kurdish issue.

There have been several decisions taken by the Eu Councils Parliamentary Assembly concerning the kurdish issue since 1993.                                    A resolution has been adopted in 2006 by the Parliamentary Assembly concerning the cultural and political rights of the kurdish people.

It is important to be reminded that since the military coup in turkey in 1980, there has been a monitorum ever since, and only now is Turkey in a post moniturum phase.

Letter from the Secretary General of the Council of Europe to the President of the High Electoral Council of Turkey

Congress calls on Turkey to respect the voter’s decision in the 31 March local elections

Congress urges Turkey to ensure that the recounting judges work freely and without interference

Congress observer delegation calls on Turkey to seize the opportunity of local elections to continue normalisation and enhance local democracy

European Court for Human Rights rejects appeal for conserving Hasankeyf – an act of ignorance and irresponsability

Meeting with PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier and the Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland

Resolution of the Council of Europe on the situation of opposition politicians in Turkey

PACE monitors express concern at conviction in Turkey of honorary PACE member

Statement by PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier on the situation of imprisoned MPs in Turkey

Turkey: an adverse context ‘will impede the conduct of genuinely democratic elections’

Venice Commission’s 110th PLENARY – Proposed constitutional amendments “dangerous step backwards” for democracy

Council of Europe’s Press release – Urgent measures are needed to restore freedom of expression in Turkey

HDP MPs delegation – Talks with European officials during PACE sessions

HDP delegation meeting with Council of Europe officials in Strasbourg.

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights – Denounce the deteriation of Human rights in Turkey

Monitoring Committee expresses serious concern at recent developments in Turkey

Co-mayors of Amed, Mardin and Van met EP and EU officials

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) alarmed by escalating violence in south-east Turkey

Statement of Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, on Curfews in Turkey

DBP ( Democratic Regions Party ) Letter to the Council of Europe

Nils Muižnieks – Press release about Cizre

Aygül Bidav – Council of Europe current Affairs Committee

PACE – Statement on Turkey policy on Syria

Josette Durrieu of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe – Turkey visit

Council of Europe – Declaration on Kobanê

Laurent Fabius – Call to the UN Security Council

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities – Release Leyla Güven

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities – Leyla Güven’s speech

Council of Europe-Resolution about Syria