The Portuguese Ombudsman, José Francisco de Faria e Costa, and the Portuguese Deputy Ombudsman, Jorge Manuel de Miranda Jacob, visited Ankara between 8-11 February 2016.
The objective of this visit was to implement diligences to the project of Twinning Support to Establishment of Ombudsman Institution. The main discussion point was the “questions related to the exercise of the mandate of this State institution”. According to Mr. José Francisco de Faria e Costa, it was possible to enhance “the healthy exchange of knowledge and experiences on human rights’ defense and promotion” with his Turkish colleague, Chief Ombudsman, Nihat Ömeroğlu.
In Ankara, the Portuguese Ombudsmen were graciously hosted at the headquarters of the Turkish Ombudsman Office, at the Parliament, at the Constitutional Court (see images), at the Justice Academy, at the Court of Cassation, and at the President of the Council of State’s office. Furthermore, his Excellency, the Ambassador of Portugal, Mr. Jorge Cabral, hosted both - the Portuguese and the Turkish - delegations at the Official Residence on 9th February.
© Anayasa Mahkemesi