Mevlüt Çavusoglu

Former President 2010-2012

"The members of our Assembly directly represent 800 million citizens. 800 million people with different cultures, different nationalities, a wide range of political views and religious beliefs, but who are united by common values. Values that are embodied in the Council of Europe's standards and principles. Values that can strengthen social cohesion in our societies and further peace and stability on our continent.

The Council of Europe is a vital international organisation with a remarkably active and concerned Parliamentary Assembly. This is our capital, our richness, in which we should invest for the peace and welfare of Europe."