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Trade Agreements: Turkey

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN HL12349, tabled on 20 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any aspects of their free trade agreement with the government of Turkey could (1) apply to, or (2) include, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Answered on

4 February 2021

The Territorial Application Clause of the United Kingdom-Turkey Agreement states that it will apply to their land territory, internal waters, territorial sea and airspace; and the maritime areas over which Turkey has sovereign rights or jurisdiction for the purposes of exploration, exploitation and preservation of natural resources, pursuant to international law.

The United Kingdom does not recognise the self-declared “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”.

Answered by

Department for International Trade