Turkey: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 18th September 2018.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of progress made by the Council of Europe’s project on improving the effectiveness of investigation of allegations of ill-treatment and combatting impunity in Turkey.

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The project was launched in January this year and will run until mid-2019. While the UK is thoroughly supportive of the project it is too early to gauge progress. We will continue to monitor the activities of the project, which include workshops, training and mentoring, and to encourage the implementers to meet their objectives.

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