Turkey APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To foster and promote relations between the UK and Turkey and to assist in raising awareness amongst parliamentarians and the public of the developments that have been taking place in Turkey.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Turkey

1. Turkey: country policy and information notes
29/10/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
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Found: ......... ................. 5 1.2 Map of Turkey ................................ ...........

2. Continuing the UK's trade relationship with Turkey: parliamentary report
31/12/2020 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Continuing the UK's trade relationship with Turkey: parliamentary report The government’s approach

3. Turkey: translators and interpreters
03/09/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Turkey: translators and interpreters List of translators and interpreters

4. UK/Turkey: Free Trade Agreement [CS Turkey No.1/2021]
24/02/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: International treaty UK/Turkey: Free Trade Agreement [CS Turkey No.1/2021] This treaty was

5. Conflict, Stability and Security Fund: migration programme summaries, 2017 to 2018
22/03/2019 - Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
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Found: (FCO) , Home Office (HO) COUNTRY/REGION: Turkey, Greece, Serbia PROGRAMME DURATION: April 2017

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Turkey

1. Arrest of Opposition Politicians: Turkey
16/03/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: considered arrest of opposition politicians in Turkey.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairship - Speech Link
2: Many of us here know that the Kurdish question in Turkey is not new. The treatment of more than 20 million - Speech Link

2. Turkey: Russian Missiles
18/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: discussions they have had with the government of Turkey about that government’s purchase of surface-to-air - Speech Link
2: S-400 missiles at ministerial and official level. Turkey is a valued NATO ally on the front line of some - Speech Link
3: YPG and with the relationship between the US and Turkey, but I will focus on a military point. The S-400 - Speech Link

3. Turkish Incursion into Northern Syria
15/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: that it would withdraw its troops from the region, Turkey launched a military operation in north-east Syria - Speech Link
2: at its southern border with Syria. For decades, Turkey has been a staunch ally in NATO and one of the - Speech Link
3: injured.Direct conflict between Syria and Turkey is now just another notch closer, so I request - Speech Link

4. Turkey: Treatment of Kurds
10/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered the treatment of Kurds in Turkey.Thank you, Mr Howarth, for allowing me to - Speech Link
2: at the human rights abuses against the Kurds in Turkey. Deciding to go on an indefinite hunger strike - Speech Link
3: form their own Government. Alongside that, we have Turkey, which is an abuser of human rights and a suppressor - Speech Link

5. Syria and Iraq
24/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: these past two weeks was entirely predictable. Turkey threatened regularly to take the action that it - Speech Link
2: the moment, it is riding high and in cahoots with Turkey, so far as one can make out.What is the - Speech Link
3: did not. When Mr Erdoğan became Prime Minister of Turkey, before he became President, I visited on quite - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Turkey
1. Turkey: Coronavirus
asked by: Lord Hylton
01/06/2020
... passed by the Parliament of Turkey on 14 April.

2. Turkey: Coronavirus
asked by: Lord Hylton
20/05/2020
... from contracting COVID-19.

3. Turkey: Coronavirus
asked by: Fabian Hamilton
10/06/2020
... in relation to the risk that overcrowding and unsanitary conditions in Turkish prisons pose to transmission of covid-19.

4. Visas: Turkey
asked by: Catherine West
20/05/2020
... whether those on a ECAA-2 visa are eligible for Government support during the covid-19 pandemic.

5. Visas: Turkey
asked by: Barbara Keeley
20/07/2020
... if she will take steps to enable people with European Community Association Agreement visas to (a) renew and (b) extend those visas whist outside the UK in the event that they cannot travel back to the UK during the covid-19 outbreak prior to their visa expiring; and if she will make a statement.

Latest Questions
11 Current APPG Officers
Lord McInnes of Kilwinning Portrait
Lord McInnes of Kilwinning
Co-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
1 APPG Membership
Algeria
Lord Dykes Portrait
Lord Dykes
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3407.

Email: jeffrey.donaldson.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Turkey APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Turkey APPG

Former APPG Officers
Greg Hands Portrait
Greg Hands
Vice Chair
Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
3 APPG Memberships
France , Germany , Nutrition for Growth
Jeffrey M Donaldson Portrait
Jeffrey M Donaldson
Chair & Registered Contact
Democratic Unionist Party - Lagan Valley
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Ross Thomson Portrait
Ross Thomson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Aberdeen South
Joined: 8th May 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Paul Scully Portrait
Paul Scully
Vice Chair
Conservative - Sutton and Cheam
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
David Morris Portrait
David Morris
Vice Chair
Conservative - Morecambe and Lunesdale
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
Madeleine Moon Portrait
Madeleine Moon
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Bridgend
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Ahmed Portrait
Lord Ahmed
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Retired on 14 November 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Rogan Portrait
Lord Rogan
Vice Chair
Ulster Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Fabian Hamilton Portrait
Fabian Hamilton
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Leeds North East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd February 2016