On the case of Selahattin Demirtas, Frank Schwabe, President of the Group of Socialists, Democrats and Greens in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, said :

“By acceding to the Council of Europe, Turkey has committed itself to respect and implement the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. If it does not do so in the Demirtas case, the Council of Europe must initiate proceedings under Article 46 (4).”