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Question for Home Office

UIN 101987, tabled on 12 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the growing (a) influence and (b) networks of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party in (i) United Kingdom and (ii) the European Union on Islamist activity.

Answered on

8 December 2020

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

We are aware that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Turkey has offices in the UK and certain EU member states. All foreign political parties with representation in the UK must act in accordance with UK law in relation to their activities in the UK.

Original answer

We are aware that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Turkey has offices in the UK and certain EU member states. All foreign political parties with representation in the UK must act in accordance with UK law in relation to their activities in the UK.

The Home Office has not undertaken an assessment of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) influence on extremist Islamist activity.

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