Turkey: Minority Groups:Written question - 226491

Asked by Joan Ryan
(Enfield North)

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Asked on: 27 February 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Turkey: Minority Groups
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the Turkish Government’s treatment of (a) members of the Alevi community and (b) other religious minorities.
Answered by: Mark Field
Answered on: 04 March 2019

We strongly support all minority groups in Turkey, including the Alevi community, and encourage the Turkish authorities to safeguard their welfare and respect their human rights as enshrined in the Turkish constitution. Through our Embassy in Ankara we are currently funding a range of projects covering issues including LGBTI rights, freedom of expression, women's rights and workers' rights.

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