Turkey: USA

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of The Marquess of Lothian The Marquess of Lothian Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the President of the United States' statement on Twitter on 13 January that the United States "will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds", what discussions they have had with the government of the United States about its economic policy towards Turkey.

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

We engage regularly with the US on Middle East issues. As the Prime Minister has previously stated, the UK wants to see the Turkish economy flourish. Since President Trump's announcement on withdrawal from Syria we have remained in close contact with the US, Turkey and other allies.

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