Davutoglu on Erdogan – “He has a confusion in his mind” – does not distinguish European institutions

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Future Party Chairman Ahmet Davutoglu criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his statement “We do not recognize the European Union’s decisions on Kavala, Demirtas, for them,” the Turkish website reported.

“He does not even know the difference”

Davutoγlu said that Erdo .an “does not even know the difference between the European Union and the Council of Europe. Turkey is a member of the Council of Europe.

“The Council of Europe does not impose anything on Turkey. It is a serious weakness that he is facing such legal issues in the form of lack of information or mainly diversion, as if it were an imposition of external forces “.

Responding to questions from reporters after his visit to Qatar, Erdogan spoke of the start of sanctions against Turkey over the non-implementation of European Court of Human Rights rulings against businessman Osman Kavala and Democratic co-chair People’s Party (HDP) Selahattin Dermitas:

“It simply came to our notice then. We do not recognize the decision of the European Union above the decision of our judiciary. “Let them do what they want.”

“Confusion in his mind”

Criticizing Erdogan, his former man, Turkish Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, adviser and chairman of the ruling AKP, Ahmet Davutoglu, said:

“Mr. Erdogan has a confusion in his mind and there is still some basic lack of knowledge about some key institutions after so many years of state experience.

“We do not recognize the position of the European Union,” Erdogan said.

He does not even know the difference between the European Union and the Council of Europe. The European Union is a structure that we negotiate with and that we adopt as a goal to enter the future.

The Council of Europe, on the other hand, was founded in 1949 and Turkey became a member the year it was founded. A country in which the European Court of Human Rights later recognized its jurisdiction under the European Convention on Human Rights. In other words, Turkey is a member of the Council of Europe. The Council of Europe does not impose anything on Turkey.

“Serious weakness”

It is a serious weakness that it reflects such legal issues in the form of lack of information or mainly diversion, as if it were the imposition of external forces.

“Therefore, these statements that aim to provoke a climate of external conflict are not correct statements.”

“National sovereignty, above all, is ensured by respect for human rights. It is ensured by the protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens. I consider it a statement that lacks knowledge and vision “, added Mr. Davutoglu.

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