Turkey: Human Rights:Written question - 125479

Asked by Jim Shannon
Asked on: 30 January 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Turkey: Human Rights
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with President Erdogan on ensuring protection for the rights of Kurds and Christians in Turkey.
Answered by: Sir Alan Duncan
Answered on: 07 February 2018

​We take a strong interest in the situation of minority groups in Turkey and encourage the Turkish authorities to safeguard their welfare and fundamental human rights. We have raised human rights issues regularly with Turkey at the highest levels, including in recent discussions between the Prime Minister and President Erdogan.

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