President Abdullah Gül urges Europe to embrace diversity

In his address to the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, the President proclaimed diversity as an asset to Europe and warned against the rise of hostility and social exclusion faced by ethnic and religious minorities.

Judges Back Paraplegic Man In ‘Degrading Treatment’ Human Rights Row

The case concerned the pre-trial detention of a paraplegic man suffering from chronic pain without a functioning morphine pump which he needed for the permanent pumping of morphine into his spine.

International partners meet to further Roma inclusion

Schokkenbroek, outlining the Council of Europe’s programme, said the meeting built on the momentum created by the organisation’s Roma summit last October.

History Week: Europe And History Teaching

The dividends of the Council of Europe’s “blame-neutral” approach to teaching history are easily identified – stability, prosperity and international solidarity. They are also easy to forget.

Assembly “Shock And Horror’ At Moscow Airport Bombing

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly, said “I would like to express my shock and horror at the news of today’s bombling, which has – according to reports – killed at least 31 people and injured more than 100 more. It seems that a suicide bomber may have been involved.”