Former President

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

Former President Former President Former President Former President

“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.


Born in Alanya, Turkey on 5 February 1968
Married to Hülya Çavuşoğlu, father of one daughter, İrem.

Academic Career

  • Researcher London School of Economics 1993-1995
  • M.A. Economics Long Island University, NY, USA 1990-1991
  • B.A. Int. Relations Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey 1984-1988


Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

  • Vice President Parliamentary Assembly (APCE) 2007-08/2009-10
  • Chairman Turkish Delegation to PACE 2007-2010
  • Chairman Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population 2006-2008
  • Chairman Sub-Committee on Migration 2007-2010
  • Chairman Sub-Committee on Tourism Development; the
  • Committee on Economic Affairs and Development 2004-2006
  • 2nd Vice Chairman European Democrat Group 2009-2010
  • Member Political Affairs Committee 2008-2010
  • Monitoring Committee 2003-2010
  • Committee on Economic Affairs and Development 2003-2006
  • Member Turkish Delegation to PACE 2003-2007
  • Rapporteur Commemorating the victims of the Great Famine (Holodomor)
  • in the Former USSR-Political Affairs Committee 2009
  • Rapporteur Persons unaccounted for as a result of armed conflicts
  • or internal violence in the Balkans; Migration Committee 2004
  • Co-rapporteur The functioning of democratic institutions in
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina; Monitoring Committee 2006-2010

Grand National Assembly of Turkey and Justice and Development Party (AK Party)

  • Chairman Turkey-USA Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Caucus 2007-2010
  • Chairman Turkey-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Caucus 2003-2007
  • Vice Chairman AK Party’s Foreign Affairs Department 2001-2009

European Security and Defence Assembly

  • Chairman Turkish Delegation to the European Security and Defence Assembly 2007-2010
  • Member Standing Committee and Political Committee 2003-2007
  • Member Turkish Delegation 2003-2007
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