PACE debates the situation in Turkey in the light of the attempted coup

“When one of our friends in the Council of Europe has a problem, we must morally stand beside them, but we must also help them,” said Ian Liddell-Grainger (United Kingdom, EC), opening today’s current affairs debate on the situation in Turkey in the light of the attempted coup.

He gave his backing to greater powers for Turkey’s president to deal with the situation, but also pointed out that, in dealing with the situation after the coup, “justice needs to be done”.

Around 55 members of the Assembly put their names down to speak in the debate. A day earlier, the Assembly heard an address from Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu.