Andrej Hunko

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Andrej Hunko (2009)

Andrej Konstantin Hunko (born 29 September 1963 in Munich) is a Member of the German Bundestag[1] and of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)[2] for The Left party.

Biography[edit]

He was elected for the first time in 2009 and re-elected in 2013. His electoral constituency is Aachen.

In April 2017 Hunko was part of the official PACE mission to observe the controversial Turkish constitutional referendum, that criticized the referendum as an "unlevel playing field".[3] As a reaction to critical reports Hunko and his PACE colleague Stefan Schennach from Austria made about the election process in east Turkey,[4] he was accused by the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to be a supporter of the PKK, which is classified as a terrorist organization by the US, Nato and Turkey but not the UN or PACE.[5] In a statement, Hunko rejected those accusations as a "campaign to delegitimise" his person: "they wish to present my statements on the disputed vote as unreliable and distract attention from the fact that the referendum on 16 April was held under undemocratic and unfair conditions, with electoral fraud possibly even responsible for the close result".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrej Hunko, Die Linke". bundestag.de. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Andrej Hunko". assembly.coe.int. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Turkey's constitutional referendum: an unlevel playing field". assembly.coe.int. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Für Wahlbeobachter war Referendum "weder frei noch fair"". tagesspiegel.de. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Çavuşoğlu'ndan AGİT temsilcisine sert tepki". gazetevatan.com. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  6. ^ "On the campaign to delegitimise Andrej Hunko". andrej-hunko.de. Retrieved 12 September 2017.

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