CoE Secretary General to meet Turkish PM

Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland will visit Turkey on June 25 to meet with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan due to the disproportionate use of force by the police during the mass protests across the country, NTV reported.

The visit has not been confirmed officially yet. The television channel cites anonymous sources.

Thorbjørn Jagland will meet also with some Turkish ministers. The agenda includes the “serious concerns” of the Council of Europe that the harsh intervention of the police in the protests in Gezi park in Istanbul’s Taksim square completely contradicts the European Convention on Human Rights and the practice of the European Court of Human Rights.

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