Turkey on Sunday hailed the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe.
"Turkey is a founding member of the Council of Europe that brings together European democracies around common values. Congratulations on its 70th anniversary," Turkey's Foreign Ministry said on Twitter.
The Council of Europe is the continent's leading human rights organization.
It includes 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union -- a separate group -- according to its official website.
Some 830 million people living in the common legal space of the Council of Europe have the right to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.
The Council of Europe is represented by a program office in Ankara.