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Amendment No. 57 | Doc. 14282 | 24 April 2017

The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey

Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee)

Origin - 2017 - Second part-session

In the draft resolution, at the end of paragraph 11, insert the following sentences:

"The Assembly deplores that these detentions have suspended the practical exercise of local democracy in that region, led to a disproportionate supervision of local administrations through the appointment of trustees and reduced local public services, in contravention of the European Charter of Local Self-Government. The Assembly urges the Turkish authorities to release, where appropriate, the mayors currently in pre-trial detention and fully restore local democracy in southeast Turkey, in line with Resolution 416 (2017) and Recommendation 397 (2017) of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities."