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Turkey: Political Prisoners

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL8522, tabled on 28 September 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the government of Turkey about the detention warrants issued, including to members of the HDP party, concerning a protest that occurred in 2014.

Answered on

6 October 2020

The Government is aware that the Ankara Prosecutor's Office has begun new investigations into the 2014 protests, and we are monitoring developments. Officials from the British Embassy in Ankara regularly meet members of the HDP (People's Democratic Party) to discuss their concerns. We expect Turkey to undertake any legal processes against detainees, including MPs, other party officials, human rights defenders and journalists, fairly, transparently and with full respect for the rule of law.