PACE's Turkish President says has plan for reforms

Cavusoglu said, "we have taken action for a reform at the Council of Europe together with the secretary-general.

PACE's Turkish President says has plan for reforms

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) President Mevlut Cavusoglu said, "we have taken action for a reform at the Council of Europe together with the secretary-general.

We are planning to make reforms at all institutions of the Council of Europe including the parliamentary assembly and the European Court of Human Rights."
Cavusoglu visited Alanya town of the southern Turkish province of Antalya, which is his hometown, after being elected as president of the PACE on January 25.

He said that nearly 40 countries from Russia to Azerbaijan and Iceland extended great support to his election as the new president of the PACE.

Upon questions about Turkey's reform process, Cavusoglu said, "Turkey needs to maintain its reform process and prepare a new constitution. The current constitution is the biggest obstacle in front of the reforms. Therefore, the Turkish government should solve this problem with the support of the people. A constitution adopted with the support of the people will be more credible."

"We have also begun holding talks with the aim of including some countries such as Tunisia, Kazakhstan and Palestine to the partnership for democracy program. We will combat against Islamophobia, racism and xenophobia. We are also determined to do our utmost to set up intercultural and interreligious dialogue," he added


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