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Thorbjørn Jagland var i Tyrkia nylig i egenskap av generalsekretær for Europarådet. Men ifølge en tyrkisk statsråd sa han at statsminister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ville kunne få Nobels fredspris hvis han lyktes å løse det kurdiske problem.

Jagland er blitt kritisert for rolleblanding, en anklage han heftig har avvist. Men skal man tro Tyrkias statsråd for familie- og sosiale saker, Fatma Sahin, var det nettopp det Jagland gjorde. Etter møtet skrev hun på twitter at «Erdogan er fredspriskandidat hvis han løser det kurdiske spørsmål».

Dette kan forstås som om Fredsprisen blir et politisk forhandlingskort, og det spiller rett i hendene på de som mener at prisen tildeles ut fra politiske hensyn, slik bl.a. Kina med styrke har hevdet.

Ankara. Turkish Family and Social Policies Minister Fatma Şahin held talks with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland, who is on a visit to Turkey. After the meeting she said that “the process of EU integration strengthens Turkey’s positions and weight”, Turkish NTV reported.

Later on the minister wrote on her twitter page about her impressions from the meeting with Mr Jagland, as follows: “Apart from Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland, who told me literary the following: “Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a Noble Prize candidate if he manages to solve the Kurdish issue”, is also Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee”.

At the meeting Minister Şahin confessed that the violence over women in Turkey was a problem of the society and there was a need to take the necessary steps in this field.

Council of Europe chief ready to nominate Turkish PM for Noble Prize is Kurdish issue solved
26 June 2013 | 08:36 | FOCUS News Agency