HC Deb 25 March 2003 vol 402 c122W
21. Helen Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on bilateral UK diplomatic relations with Turkey. [104480]

Mr. MacShane

Bilateral UK diplomatic relations with Turkey are strong. Turkey is important to us: as a NATO ally, an EU candidate, a developing market economy and an influential regional power. Contacts at both ministerial and official level are frequent and cover a wide range of issues of international and domestic importance.

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