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To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey following the exclusion of international observers from the trial held inside a maximum security prison in Ankara on 6 and 7 December of Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yűksekdağ, joint leaders of the HDP opposition party.
We note the importance of providing a public hearing at such trials. We frequently raise with the Turkish government the need to comply with international human rights standards. Alongside other like-minded embassies in Turkey, we regularly monitor high profile trials. British Embassy staff attempted to monitor this particular trial but were not permitted to do so.