§ 12. Mr. Austin-Walker
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received recently regarding violation of human rights in Turkey; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
We regularly receive representations about alleged human rights abuses against Kurds in Turkey.
We are concerned by all allegations of human rights abuses in Turkey, including those perpetrated by the PKK. The Turkish authorities are aware of the importance we attach to the rule of law and respect for human rights.