HC Deb 08 March 1989 vol 148 c555W
62. Mr. Jessel

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on British relations with Turkey.

Mrs. Chalker

Turkey is a close NATO ally, with whom we enjoy good relations. In 1988, the Prime Minister paid a successful visit to Turkey and President Evren an equally successful state visit to Britain. British companies are involved in Turkey's economic development and we co-operate closely with Turkey on many issues. We welcome the progress made to improve human rights since the return to civilian rule in 1983.

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