HC Deb 05 December 1996 vol 286 cc732-3W
Mr. Jon Owen Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the measures he has taken to encourage the Turkish Government to honour their international human rights obligations. [7680]

Mr. David Davis

We regularly raise our concerns over Turkey's human rights record in our bilateral contacts with the Turks at all levels. My right hon. and learned Friend the Foreign Secretary did so when he met the Turkish Foreign Minister in September and the subject will of course be on the agenda at their next meeting on 5 December. We also take action with our partners through the European Union and in international forums such as the UN Commission on Human Rights in November.