Press Release Regarding The Participation Of H.e.mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, In The 126th Session Of The Committee Of Ministers Of The Council Of Europe , 17.05.2016
No: 112, 17 May 2016
H.E.Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of
Turkey, will participate in the 126th Session of the Committee of Ministers of
the Council of Europe to be held in Sofia on 18 May 2016.
The Session will be convened under the main theme of “Democratic
security for all in Europe in challenging times”. It will address current
challenges facing Europe such as mass migration waves, fight against terrorism
and rising extremism, intolerance, xenophobia and discrimination in Europe.
The particular date of the Session, May 18th, has also a special
significance for Turkey. 62 years ago, on 18 May 1954, Turkey became party to
the European Convention on Human Rights constituting the main pillar of the
convention system of the Council of Europe, which forms the basis of European
common legal space.
As a founding member of the Council of Europe, which is the most
inclusive pan-European platform, Turkey consistently and resolutely maintains
its constructive cooperation based on mutual trust with human rights
mechanisms, in particular with the Council of Europe and its organs.