§ Mr. David Davis
The European Union maintains a dialogue with Turkey on political issues, including human rights. The Council of Ministers has urged the Turkish Government to make further progress in this area. Concern about Turkey's human rights situation was expressed in the European Commission's October report on the customs union and a European Parliament resolution on 19 September.
§ Mr. Davis
We have made it clear to the Turkish Government that we condemn the disproportionate use of force by security forces in the north of Cyprus, which has resulted in the tragic deaths of unarmed civilians along the ceasefire line. These incidents reinforce the importance of UN efforts to secure agreements on demanning, unloading and rules of conduct along the ceasefire lines.