§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they are continuing to represent to the Government of Turkey the urgent need for political solutions, including professionally facilitated conflict resolution, for the armed insurgency now in its twelfth year in the east and south-east of Turkey.
§ The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Chalker of Wallasey)
We continue to urge the Turkish Government to look beyond the security dimension of the conflict to a political solution in which all the people of the region have a stake. The Turkish Prime Minister has said that administrative, social and cultural measures should form part of its approach.