Turkey

House of Lords written question – answered at on 7 July 2010.

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Photo of Lord Patten Lord Patten Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made, or intend to make, representations to the government of Turkey about the fairness of court cases being brought against academics, journalists, lawyers and military officers for allegedly belonging to the organisation known as Ergenekon.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

It is not our practice to comment on ongoing legal cases in Turkey. We are following developments in the Ergenekon case closely. While it is for the Turkish courts to assess the evidence against individuals, the European Union expects Turkey, as a country negotiating to become a member, to uphold the highest international standards throughout the investigation and trial.

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