Sait Erdal Dinçer

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 21st February 2022.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they are making to the government of Turkey regarding (1) the United Nations' Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics, and (2) the dismissal of Sait Erdal Dincer as head of the Turkish Statistical Institute.

Photo of Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

As an active UN member state, we encourage all countries in the UN to abide by these important guiding principles. We have not raised the dismissal of Mr Dincer with the Turkish authorities, as this is an internal matter for Turkey.

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