HC Deb 09 February 1983 vol 36 cc388-9W
39. Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards Turkey's membership of the Council of Europe.

Mr. Hurd

We are in favour of Turkey remaining a member of the Council of Europe. We think the membership of the Council can help forward the return of Turkey to a democratic system.