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Turkey: Politics and Government

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL1416, tabled on 4 July 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take (1) to prevent the sale of Yazidi women and girls in Turkey and territory controlled by Turkey, and (2) to ensure that the perpetrators of any such sales are brought to justice.

Answered on

18 July 2022

UK Ministers and officials encourage the Turkish authorities to safeguard the welfare of all minority groups in Turkey and respect their human rights, in line with the Turkish constitution. We also regularly emphasise to the Turkish government the need to respect human rights and avoid civilian casualties in its operations in Iraq. We will continue to monitor these issues closely.