Thorbjørn Jagland

Thorbjørn Jagland has been quoted 14 times in 9 different articles. On this page, you will find all of Thorbjørn Jagland’s quotes organized by date and topic. Alongside each quote is a link back to the article where the quote was reported, so you can go back to the source for more context if you need it. Topics that Thorbjørn Jagland speaks about are Strasbourg, Gulen, and case, for example. Most recently, Thorbjørn Jagland was quoted in the article Turkey must separate coup plotters from Gulen employees - rights watchdog saying, “Journalists who have reported on the work of terrorist organisations, which is the job of journalists - you can't say one supports terrorists by reporting on them.”.

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Journalists who have reported on the work of terrorist organisations, which is the job of journalists - you can't say one supports terrorists by reporting on them.

We are stressing to the Turks that they have to present clear evidence, be able to separate those who were clearly behind the coup and those who have been in some way or another connected to or working for this so-called Gulen network.

They have in mind that if they don't put this in place that many of these cases will land in court in Strasbourg.

We have thousands of cases already. We shouldn't have any more cases.

We have been working with them. We want to see to it that the judicial safeguards are in place.

What was (considered) extreme five years ago has become more mainstream.

We have had it in the past. We should not allow it to develop again.

I would like to say that there has been too little understanding from Europe on what challenges this has cost to the democratic institutions and the state institutions of Turkey. We have been informed about it for a very long time.

Twenty years ago Nelson Mandela stood on this podium receiving the Nobel Peace Prize together with Frederik de Klerk. His victory over apartheid, his refusal to give in to bitterness, and the desire for revenge represent one of the biggest victories of mankind.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee wishes to focus on what it sees as the EU's most important result: the successful struggle for peace and reconciliation and for democracy and human rights. The stabilising part played by the European Union has helped to transform most of Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace.

We regret that the laureate is not present. He is in isolation in a prison in north east China. Nor can the laureate's wife Liu Xiao or his closest relatives be with us. No medal or diploma will therefore be presented here today. This fact alone shows that the award was necessary and appropriate. We congratulate Liu Xiaobo with this year's Peace Prize.

Liu has only exercised his civil rights. He has not done anything wrong. He must be released.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has long believed that there is a close connection between human rights and peace. Such rights are a pre-requesite for the fraternity between nations of which Alfred Nobel wrote in his will.

I am not calling it a crisis, but this is an old organisation, and old organisations need to reform, and adapt to a changing world, and that is the challenge for the Council of Europe.

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