§ 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.