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Turkey: EU Accession

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Labour, Enfield North

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his EU and Turkish counterparts on the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the Ankara Agreement.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

​The 'Ankara Agreement’ is the common name for the ‘Agreement Creating an Association Between The Republic of Turkey and the European Economic Community’, made in 1963. As the UK prepares to the leave the EU, we are considering the implications for it. The UK remains committed to strong cooperation and partnership with Turkey, including on trade and investment.

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