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Turkish FM holds bilateral meetings in Geneva

Mevlut Cavusoglu hold bilateral meetings with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, counterparts of several countries

25.02.2019
Turkish FM holds bilateral meetings in Geneva

By Bayram Altug

GENEVA 

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday held meetings with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and with his counterparts from several countries in Geneva.

Cavusoglu is in Geneva to attend the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council that began on Monday.

In his meeting with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, Cavusoglu wished her a successful tenure.

In a Twitter post, Cavusoglu said the UN praises Turkey’s principled and transparent stance on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

He also met Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Domingos Augusto, Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek and State Minister for Human Rights of Morocco Mustapha Ramid.

In another Twitter post, Cavusoglu said he appreciated the closure of schools linked to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) in Morocco at his meeting with Ramid.

The FETO and Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Cavusoglu will address the opening session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Founded in 2006, the Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 states responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe, according to its website.

Turkey has an observer status in the council.

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