Turkey: Cultural Relations

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 12th November 2010.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Labour, Leeds North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to increase the level of cultural exchange with Turkey.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington The Minister for Europe

In the UK-Turkey Strategic Partnership, signed in Ankara by both Prime Ministers in July, we committed to encouraging and facilitating wider human and inter-societal contacts between the two countries. The British Council leads such efforts in Turkey. Programmes include English Teacher training, vocational skills, higher education and science and climate change.

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