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MUSTAFA ŞENTOP, SPEAKER OF THE GRAND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF TURKEY: “EUROPEAN COUNCIL APPLIES DOUBLE STANDARDS”


Mustafa Şentop, Speaker of the President of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey made important statements about the Meeting of the Speakers of the European Parliaments held in Strasbourg, France in TRT News live broatcast program. 25.10.2019

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Şentop, Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly of Turkey reminded that the meeting of the Speakers of the Parliaments of EU has been held every two years since 1975, and in his speech that he delivered yesterday at the conference under the title “Our Common Home Europe” Mustafa Şentop stated that inorder for Europe’s values and institutions to be effective and successful, policy should be produced on the basis of understanding and without moving away from reality.Daha fazla göster

Speaker Şentop underlined his another message at his speech as, "One should evaluate Turkey's conditions regarding the developments in Syria in consultation with and negotiating with Turkey rather than obtaining the information in Syria randomly” .

Speaker Mustafa Şentop continued "There are double standards in the application of the Council of Europe. As they approach to some European countries applications positively, not utter any voice or do not condemn them, criticism is directed against Turkey when a similar application is made in Turkey”. Şentop mentioned that he expressed these concerns to Richard Ferrand, President of the French National Assembly and  Gerard Larcher, President of the French Senate during the meetings held yesterday.

Şentop  stated  that they assessed the relations between Turkey and France and also  the events of 1915 and the decisions taken in France on this issue during the meeting.

Speaker Şentop said that he gave detailed information about this issue to his counterparts during his meetings and continued as “ We don’t know how much impact these negotiations will have. My impression from our deliberations with them is that it has to do with domestic political balances. "

Şentop, Speaker of the GNAT said that they also talked about the Operation Peace Spring in their meetings made the following assesment: “From the statement made earlier I was guessing they were in a very serious reaction. But we understand that there is not such a situation in our meetings. The saying that ‘No deal is reacehd without falling into the table the power of your shadow,' is probably the situation. After launching the operation and showing Turkey's determination we see that everyone sympathizes and understands Turkey to a certain point. We realized this during our delibarations yesterday.”

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