Turkey: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 7th February 2018.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with President Erdogan on ensuring protection for the rights of Kurds and Christians in Turkey.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

​We take a strong interest in the situation of minority groups in Turkey and encourage the Turkish authorities to safeguard their welfare and fundamental human rights. We have raised human rights issues regularly with Turkey at the highest levels, including in recent discussions between the Prime Minister and President Erdogan.

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