Turkey: European Commission ready to support the new Ombudsman
Brussels (16th May) - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with the new Turkish Ombudsman Nihat Ömeroğlu. Commissioner Füle expressed the support of the European Commission for the institution of Ombudsman and for the efforts of Mr Ömeroğlu in this very important position. "We believe that an independent and active Ombudsman is crucial for strengthening confidence of Turkish citizens in the functioning of the administration and the rule of law in the country. I appreciate that Mr Ömeroğlu sees his work in the context of Turkey´s efforts to become the member of the European Union," Commissioner Füle said after their first meeting in Brussels.
For more see the video from the statement to the media.