Turkish MP elected PACE president for first time

For the first time in the history of the Council of Europe, a Turkish parliamentarian has been elected the president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Turkish MP elected PACE president for first time

For the first time in the history of the Council of Europe, a Turkish parliamentarian has been elected the president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

Chairman of the PACE Turkey Delegation and a deputy of the Justice and Development (AK) Party from southern province of Antalya, Mevlut Cavusoglu, replaced Spanish parliamentarian Luis Maria de Puig as the president of the PACE for two years on Monday.

Cavusoglu has been a member of the PACE for the past two terms and is known for his active contributions to various committees.

Turkey will assume the term presidency of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers for a period of six months as of November 2010.


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Last Mod: 25 Ocak 2010, 15:33
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