HC Deb 07 May 1986 vol 97 c183W
49. Mr. Stern

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action he is taking within the context of the conference for security and co-operation in Europe in the light of the Amnesty International report on the treatment of the Turkish minority in Bulgaria, a copy of which has been sent to him; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Renton

Reports of mistreatment, including those quoted in the Amnesty International report, have not been satisfactorily explained by the Bulgarian authorities. This is a matter of concern, which we have pointed out to the Bulgarian authorities, both bilaterally and in international fora. The issue was raised at CSCE meetings in Ottawa and Budapest in 1985, and has also been raised at the current meeting in Berne.

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