Turkey: Christianity:Written question - HL5034

Q
Asked by Lord Patten
Asked on: 23 January 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Turkey: Christianity
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the freedom to worship for Christians living in Turkey.
A
Answered on: 06 February 2018

The Turkish constitution provides for freedom of conscience and religion, and President Erdogan publicly reiterated his commitment to those values at the beginning of this year. Christian communities do report difficulties around education and training, the legal personality of religious bodies and the status of foreign clergy.

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