Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The COE delegation met co-chair of DTK Aysel Tugluk

28 September 2010

After their request to visit Kurdish leader Ocalan was rejected Council of Europe met Tugluk

The delegation composed of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Lydie Err, Albrecht Konecny and Jhon Austin met the co-chair of Democratic Society Congress Aysel Tugluk was in Imrali Island in order to visit the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan.

The delegation composed of Lydie Err of Luxembourg Socialist Group, Jhon Austin of British Socialist Group and Albrecht Konecny of Austrian Socialist Group visited Aysel Tugluk at Asrin Law Office in Istanbul. While the meeting was closed to the press it is reported that recent developments in the Kurdish problem and the situation of Abdullah Ocalan were among the discussed topics.

The delegation assigned by the Council of Europe in order to observe the human rights in Turkey, particularly the situation of the children who are on trial within the scope of the anti-terror law, the situation of women rights wanted to visit the imprisoned leader of the PKK Abdullah Ocalan in his prison cell in Imrali Island. However, their application for the visit has been rejected by the ministry of interior. The MP's are still expecting to hear the response from the Turkish Minister of Justice Sadullah Ergin for an appointment.

The delegation is expected to visit some Kurdish organisations including the Kurdish Institute today.