"Turkish MPs voting against Azerbaijan in PACE regrettable"

  19 October 2017    Read: 624
"Turkish MPs voting against Azerbaijan in PACE regrettable"

The voting of Turkish MPs from Republican People’s Party (CHP) against Azerbaijan in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is regrettable, Necdet Unuvar, chairman of the Turkey-Azerbaijan Interparliamentary Friendship Group at Turkey's Grand National Assembly, told on Oct. 19.

According to him, the MPs, who voted against Azerbaijan in PACE, have no idea about social development and democracy in Azerbaijan.

Unuvar noted that Turkey and Azerbaijan always and in all international platforms acted on the basis of principles of brotherhood.

Thanks to the efforts of the two countries’ presidents, the relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan are stable and fraternal, he added.

According to him, the actions of the MPs will not affect the Turkey-Azerbaijan relations.

“The Turkish people and government have always supported Azerbaijan, and will continue to support the fraternal country in the future,” said Unuvar.

It should be reminded that PACE has recently adopted two resolutions on Azerbaijan, including on “The functioning of democratic institutions in Azerbaijan” report authored by co-rapporteurs Cezar Florin Preda and Stefan Schennach, and on “Azerbaijan’s Chairmanship of the Council of Europe: what follow-up on respect for human rights?” report made by Belgian MP Alain Destexhe.

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