Int'l organizations to visit Turkey to show solidarity

Published 30.08.2016 00:41
Updated 30.08.2016 00:42

Though it has been nearly two months since the bloody failed coup on July 15 by the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), international parliamentary organizations are set to arrive in Turkey and pay a visit to Parliament in Ankara in efforts to express solidarity.

While Turkey's Western allies have criticized the post-coup response in Turkey and displayed a seemingly pro-coup stance since July 15, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, on the other hand, is set to sign a joint statement in support of Parliament's successful efforts in thwarting the coup attempt. Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) President Pedro Agramunt, President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz and Secretary General of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States Mahmud Erol Kılıç, along with the vice president of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, are set to arrive in Turkey on Sept. 1 to express their solidarity.

The head of the Parliamentary Assembly of Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization along with the president of the South East European Parliamentary Assembly and the vice president of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-Speaking Countries (TURKPA) along with the vice president of the Cooperation for Mediterranean Assembly are among those parliamentarians who will visit Turkey's parliament on Thursday, where they will meet with political leaders for bilateral discussions. In addition, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, who also serves as vice president of the European Commission, will arrive in Turkey on Sept. 9.

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