HL Deb 03 July 1997 vol 581 cc37-8WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What information they have about Turkey's plans for withdrawing its forces now occupying parts of northern Iraq; and whether any international organisation has sought assurances on this point.

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

We have been told by the Turkish authorities that they have already withdrawn 90 per cent. of their forces from northern Iraq. We have reminded the Turkish Government that we hope to see a full withdrawal from Iraqi territory as soon as possible. We are not aware of assurances sought by international organisations on this point.