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Turkey: Sanctions

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL13593, tabled on 23 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to impose targeted sanctions against (1) ministers of the government of Turkey, and (2) commanders of the Turkish Armed Forces, for any breaches of international law.

Answered on

9 March 2021

We do not speculate about possible future sanctions designations. We regularly raise human rights concerns with the Turkish government at Ministerial and senior official level. We will continue to encourage Turkey to adopt reforms, such as the next phase of the current reform process aimed at strengthening the role of the judiciary, and to sustain democracy, respect the rule of law and protect fundamental freedoms, in line with its international commitments.