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Turkey: Capital Punishment

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Chris Elmore Chris Elmore Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Turkish government on the death penalty.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

We regularly discuss a range of human rights issues with the Turkish Government including, where appropriate, the death penalty. Suggestions that the death penalty may be reinstated in Turkey are of serious concern. UK policy on the death penalty is very clear – we oppose it in all circumstances.

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