Turkey: Prisoners

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 4th June 2018.

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Photo of Lord Balfe Lord Balfe Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 17 April (HL6964), whether they will now make representations to the government of Turkey regarding the continued detention of Seyran Demir and Sise Bingol.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

The UK regularly raises with the Turkish Government the need for progress on the cases of individuals detained following the attempted coup in 2016. The Prime Minister raised detention issues with President Erdogan during his visit to the UK in May, and underlined that we want to see democratic values and international human rights obligations upheld in Turkey.

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