Turkey: Politics and Government

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 21 May 2024.

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Photo of Jonathan Gullis Jonathan Gullis Deputy Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if he will make an assessment of the potential implications for his policies of the reported remarks by President Erdogan on 21 March 2024.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Minister of State (Minister for Europe)

President Erdogan made an election campaign speech on 21 March which covered several areas, including the conflict in Gaza and the strengthening economy. On Gaza, the UK will maintain a dialogue with Turkey as a NATO ally and key actor on several conflicts in the region. On the economy, the UK has now launched negotiations for an upgraded Free Trade Agreement that will benefit both our economies.

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