European Council

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:43 pm on 14th March 2017.

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Photo of Gisela Stuart Gisela Stuart Labour, Birmingham, Edgbaston 12:43 pm, 14th March 2017

Turkey is an exceptionally important partner in Europe’s attempts to deal with mass migration. Turkey is also an exceptionally important partner in NATO. Given the events of the past week, did the European Council have any discussions about how we can ensure that there is no rowing back on democracy in Turkey, and, at the same time, that it remains the important partner that it has been so far?