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Aho Bilicen

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL283, tabled on 13 January 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the reported arrest of Father Aho Bilicen a Syriac-Orthodox monk, at Mor Yakoub church in Turkey on 9 January.

Answered on

27 January 2020

‚ÄčOur Embassy has so far deliberately not raised his case with the Turks and indeed may not do so due to the nature of the charges against the priest which revolve around alleged support to the terrorist group the PKK.