PACE President on official visit to Turkey

Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will make an official visit to Turkey from 7 to 10 April 2015.

In Ankara, after a welcome from the Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, Ms Brasseur is due to meet the President and the Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister and the EU Affairs Minister, as well as the President of the Constitutional Court and representatives of different political parties.

In Istanbul, the President is due to meet religious leaders. Earlier, in Ankara, she will give a speech to students at Bilkent University.

The President will also visit a centre for Syrian refugees in Kilis, close to Turkey’s border with Syria.