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Cyprus: Christianity

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL6004, tabled on 22 June 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the reported persecution of Christians in Cyprus.

Answered on

30 June 2020

The UK is committed to defending freedom of religion or belief, and promoting respect between communities of different religions and those of no religion. The UK has supported the work of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage in the northern part of Cyprus. This committee was created under the auspices of the United Nations and works to promote and protect the cultural heritage of the island of Cyprus. This includes preservation of religious sites in the north of Cyprus.