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Turkey: Human Rights

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL14875, tabled on 13 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision adopted in March by the Inter-Parliamentary Union at the 164th session of the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians in relation to Turkey.

Answered on

27 April 2021

We are aware of the decisions adopted at the 164th session of the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians of the Inter- Parliamentary Union and are considering its findings on the human rights situation in Turkey. We regularly engage bilaterally with Turkey on human rights, including at Ministerial and ambassadorial level, to discuss our concerns. We are also active participants in Council of Europe discussions on Turkey. We have encouraged Turkey to implement swiftly and fully its newly published human rights action plan as a positive step in improving the situation.