Turkish expert: Election of Turkish rep as PACE president is success
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 28 / Trend R.Hafizoglu /
Turkish political scientist, former MP Mehmet Bekaroglu believes the election of Turkish representative Movlud Cavusoglu as president of PACE is due to Ankara's successful foreign policy.
"Cavusoglu's election to the post of the PACE president is the success of Ankara's foreign policy," he told Trend over the telephone.
During the voting held udring the PACE winter session's first day, Chairman of the Turkish Delegation to PACE Movlud Cavusoglu was elected the new PACE president.
Cavusoglu was nominated to the post of the PACE president from the European Democrat Group at the PACE autumn session. Cavusoglu and group leader David Wilshire were nominated for the post.
Receiving the majority of the votes, Cavusoglu was elected PACE president from the European Democrat Group. Based on the PACE's procedures, current President Luis Maria de Puig's mandate expires in 2010 and according to the procedure and the agreement reached two years ago, the post must be occupied by a candidate from the European Democrat Group in 2010.
The Turkish MP is also rapporteur to the PACE Political Committee's report on the "Necessity of the Condemnation of the Holodomor Crime in Ukraine and Mass Starvation in the Former Soviet Union in 1932-33."
The expert noted that Cavusoglu's election to this post also is result of the backstage negations and this does not mean that existing problems will be completely solved.
The fact that the PACE president is a Turk will help Turkey to raise the issues in which the country interested in.
"I believe Cavusoglu's election to this post will help to raise the issues concerning Azerbaijan more strictly," he added.
According to the official, Turkey and Azerbaijan must get as much benefit from this fact as possible.
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