High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini speaks to the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe Jagland following his visit to Turkey

Brussels, 04/08/2016

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, spoke this afternoon to Secretary-General Thorbjørn Jagland of the Council of Europe (CoE) following his visit to Turkey yesterday.
In the phone-call, Secretary-General Jagland debriefed the High Representative about the discussions he held with the Turkish authorities as well as the political parties on the situation in the country after the attempted coup of 15 July. They reaffirmed the strong condemnation of the attempted coup, the European Union being the first to publicly do so, and to defend the legitimate democratic institutions in Turkey. They also agreed that reactions to the attempted coup need to be in full respect of democracy, rule of law and fundamental freedoms. 

The High Representative and the Secretary-General will stay in touch to further follow the developments in Turkey; they also confirmed that the EU institutions and the Council of Europe will continue to work together in this respect.
Maja Kocijancic: +32 (0)498 984 425 – +32 (0)2 298 65 70 – Maja.Kocijancic@ec.europa.eu – @MajaEUspox
Nabila Massrali: +32 (0)460 75 41 75 – +32 (0)2 29 69218 –  Nabila.Massrali@ec.europa.eu –  @NabilaEUspox
Alceo Smerilli: +32 (0)460 769 536 – +32 (0)2 29 64887 –  Alceo.Smerilli@ec.europa.eu

from http://avrupa.info.tr/: News http://ift.tt/2aAvU30

About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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