Turkey key to solving Europe problems

Turkey, founding Council of Europe member, is large contributor to budget for tackling its problems

Turkey key to solving Europe problems

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey, a founder of the Council of Europe, is one of its key members for tackling the challenges the group faces, Turkish Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman said Friday.

His remarks came in an address at the European Conference of Presidents of Parliaments in Strasbourg, France.

Kahraman highlighted the Council of Europe’s growing importance in challenges discussed during the meeting without making concessions to democracy, human rights, or the rule of law.

“Turkey, as one of the founding countries of the Council of Europe, has been among the largest contributors to its budget to boost its operational capacity to overcome challenges,” he said.

About Turkey's contributions, he added, “We continue to help protect and improve our common values, as we have done so far.”

The parliament speaker also said Turkey will host the group’s next conference, in 2018.

The biannual European Conference of Presidents of Parliaments is hosted by one of the member countries and lasts for two days.

 

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