WE SHOULD BATTLE UNITEDLY AGAINST TERRORISM AS THE OMBUDSMEN ALL OVER THE WORLD

From United States to European Union, France to Belgium, Germany to Turkey, terrorism is a scourge that threatens all of the world and a crime against humanity. All humanity should unite against terrorism.

In Turkey, there have been 58 people martyred and 222 people have been wounded due to the bombing attacks in one-week time; on 10th of December against policemen, after a football match in Beşiktaş – İstanbul and on 17th of December against unarmed soldiers who were on weekend leave, in Kayseri.  Besides, in Germany, there have been 12 people killed and 48 people have been wounded due to a terrorist attack in which a truck ploughed into a crowd. On 19th of December terror raised its ugly face once again. Andrey Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Ankara, assassinated with a malicious attack.

We vigorously condemn the terrorist attacks which were organized to overshadow the unity and solidarity, peace, safety and stability of Turkish Nation.

Turkey, while battling against the most sanguinary and disgustful terrorist organizations of the world, such as DAESH, FETO and PKK, also provides shelter for 3.5 million who are over 50% of the refugees that registered to UN. Turkey proudly supplies for the needs of these people such as meal, health care and education. From this aspect, Turkey struggles to protect the human dignity and honor of the mankind.

The ones who believes the importance of the human life and who are on the side of the democracy, and especially defenders of the human rights should support the countries and the people who are battling against terrorism.

As the Turkish Ombudsman Institution we are making efforts for exercising the rights and freedoms to the fullest, promoting the right to legal remedies and realization of good governance. The security forces, naturally battle against the terrorism for the peace and tranquility of the world. We, as the Ombudsmen, believe that we should act more effectively on the battle against terrorism.

In order to unite against terrorism, we are fully ready for cooperation and expecting your suggestions and proposals in this regard.

Yours sincerely.

 

Visit from other Ombudsman Institutions to Chief Ombudsman Şeref Malkoç

Ms. Lieke Van de Wiel, UNICEF Deputy Turkey Representative, Ms. Marget Maria Siguroardottir, Ombudsman for the Children Rights in Iceland, Ms. Gordana Stefanovic, Deputy Ombudsman of Serbian Ombudsman Institution responsible for children rights, Ms. Natasa Jovic, Deputy Secretary General, and Ms. Tamta Babunashvili, Chief Expert from the Children Rights Center of Georgia, visited Chief Ombudsman Şeref Malkoç, in his Office.

Chief Ombudsman Şeref Malkoç, stated that they give importance to the children rights, informed the delegation about the activities of the Ombudsman Institution.

Chief Ombudsman Şeref Malkoç, informed the delegation that there will be a series of panels to be organized with the participation of the Ombudsman Institutions from different foreign countries, also stated that children rights in Turkey is aimed to be promoted with the help of these activities. 

REGARDLESS OF INTENTION TURKISH NATION WİLL NOT BE INTIMIDATED BY TERORRIST ATTACKS

We Condemn Terror.

Terror, once again, raised its ugly face with the bomb attack which was organized in Besiktas, Istanbul against Riot Policemen Squad. We vigorously condemn this terrorist attack which was organized to overshadow unity and solidarity, peace, safety and stability of our Nation.

This abominable inhumane attack which was organized on the “World’s Human Rights Day” will not intimidate us during our ongoing battle against terrorism. Those who organized this malicious attack regardless of where they hide, whether in the villages, in cities or at the mountains, will be found and if Allah wills, be sentenced to the punishment that they deserve by the Turkish Justice System.

Both the US and the EU countries are acting unfair on the issue of Turkey’s battle against terrorism. The ring-leader of Fethullah Terror Organization (FETO) wander around in the US freely, while PKK members do the same in the EU countries. Therefore, I would like to call on the US and the EU authorities to obey rules of international law on terrorism. We also would like to call on the Human Rights Organizations and defenders of law that are operating in these countries to take action.

For thousands of years, we have faced treachery and attacks on this land for many times. We will forever continue to battle against terrorism in a complete unity and solidarity with our glorious Nation that pushed out coup d’état on July 15th and will live together fraternally and in peace; neither terrorist organizations nor any other may prevent us from doing so.

Once again, may Allah mercy and grace our policemen and citizens who were martyred with this malicious attack. May they rest in peace and I wish to those who have wounded a quick recovery.

I would like to express my condolences for the families of martyrs and our Nation.                                                                                          

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Şeref MALKOÇ

Chief Ombudsman 

Mr. Şeref Malkoç, the new Chief Ombudsman, took his oath

Mr. Şeref Malkoç, elected as the new Chief Ombudsman by the General Assembly of the Parliament, took his oath. Mr. Malkoç, started his oath by thanking to member of the Parliament who deemed him worthy of this position.

Mr. Ahmet Aydın, Acting President of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, wished, as the Presidency Council, Mr. Malkoç success with his new position.

New Ombudsmen took their oaths

Five Ombudsmen elected by the Joint Committee comprised of members of Petition Committee and Human Rights Investigation Committee under the TGNA took their oaths..

Joint Committee assembled under the chairmanship of Ms. Mihrimah Belma Satur, the Head of Petition Committee under TGNA. Within this meeting, all Ombudsmen namely, Mr. Yahya Akman, Mr. Arif Dülger, Mr. Mustafa Özyar, Ms. Celile Özlem Tunçak and Mr. Hüseyin Yürük took the following oath: ” I swear on my honour and my life that I will perform my duty within the principles of objectiveness, honesty, fairness and justice”.

Mr. Şeref Malkoç Elected as the New Chief Ombudsman

General Assembly of the Turkish Grand National Assembly elected the new Chief Ombudsman. Mr. Şeref Malkoç has been elected as the new Chief Ombudsman by the third round voting of the General Assembly.