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Turkey: Human Rights

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 125479, tabled on 30 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with President Erdogan on ensuring protection for the rights of Kurds and Christians in Turkey.

Answered on

7 February 2018

​We take a strong interest in the situation of minority groups in Turkey and encourage the Turkish authorities to safeguard their welfare and fundamental human rights. We have raised human rights issues regularly with Turkey at the highest levels, including in recent discussions between the Prime Minister and President Erdogan.