Turkey: Religious Freedom:Written question - HL4341

Q
Asked by Lord Patten
Asked on: 12 May 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Turkey: Religious Freedom
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the religious freedoms of British (1) Jews, and (2) Christians, who are resident in Turkey.
A
Answered by: Baroness Sugg
Answered on: 20 May 2020

The Turkish constitution provides for freedom of conscience and religion, regardless of an individual's citizenship. We regularly discuss these issues and will continue to engage the Turkish Government at all levels to urge respect for Freedom of Religion or Belief, which are essential to the long-term health of Turkish democracy. Defending persecuted Christians, and persecuted individuals of all faiths or beliefs, remains a long-standing priority for the British Government.

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