Aho Bilicen:Written question - HL283

Asked on: 13 January 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Aho Bilicen
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the reported arrest of Father Aho Bilicen a Syriac-Orthodox monk, at Mor Yakoub church in Turkey on 9 January.
Answered on: 27 January 2020

​Our Embassy has so far deliberately not raised his case with the Turks and indeed may not do so due to the nature of the charges against the priest which revolve around alleged support to the terrorist group the PKK.

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