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House of Lords written question – answered on 6th June 2011.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ascertain from the Government of Turkey the names of those disqualified from standing in this year's parliamentary elections, and the reasons for their disqualifications.

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

The Turkish Supreme Election Board (YSK) publicly announced the final list of candidates for June's election on 18 April. It also announced the names of the 12 disqualified candidates and the reasons for their disqualifications. Seven of 12 disqualified candidates were backed by the BDP (Peace and Democracy Party), and were subsequently re-instated.

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