Published On: Thu, Dec 28th, 2017

Council of Europe to examine latest state of emergency decrees issued by Turkish government




The Council of Europe (CoE) is examining the latest state of emergency decrees issued by the Turkish government, COE Director of Communications Daniel Holtgen has told Hürriyet Daily News, amid concerns that the decrees enforce terror and coup suspects to wear uniforms in courts and grant impunity to civilians who fought against the July 15, 2016 coup attempt and its aftermath.



The body is monitoring whether the latest state of emergency decrees are compatible with the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), Holtgen said on Dec. 28.

“At this stage, there’s only an assessment on the new decree laws, because there are some issues. Secondly, depending on the assessment, it’s likely that we will be in touch with the Turkish authorities to ask for further information and clarification,” said Holtgen, who is also the spokesperson of CoE Secretary-General Thornborn Jagland.

“Depending on that, thirdly, we may see need for further dialogue and suggestions with the Turkish authorities,” the spokesperson added.

for more go to http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/coe-examining-latest-decree-laws-likely-to-ask-for-information-from-ankara-official-124923

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