Turkey APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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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.

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Recent Documents related to Turkey

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

2. Free Trade Agreement, done at Ankara on 29 December 2020, between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Turkey (with Exchange of Letters)
24/02/2021 - Treaty
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Found: International treaty UK/Turkey: Free Trade Agreement [CS Turkey No.1/2021] This treaty was

3. Free Trade Agreement, done at Ankara on 29 December 2020, between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Turkey (with Exchange of Letters)
24/02/2021 - Treaty
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Found: International treaty UK/Turkey: Free Trade Agreement [CS Turkey No.1/2021] This treaty was

4. Free Trade Agreement, done at Ankara on 29 December 2020, between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Turkey (with Exchange of Letters)
24/02/2021 - Treaty
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Found: International treaty UK/Turkey: Free Trade Agreement [CS Turkey No.1/2021] This treaty was

5. Free Trade Agreement, done at Ankara on 29 December 2020, between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Turkey (with Exchange of Letters)
24/02/2021 - Treaty
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Found: International treaty UK/Turkey: Free Trade Agreement [CS Turkey No.1/2021] This treaty was

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Turkey

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

1: trumps values among our neighbours and friends. Turkey is such a friend.Turkey is a NATO member and an - Speech Link
2: for many years. In 2015, the general election in Turkey saw HDP, a pro-Kurdish party led by a charismatic - Speech Link

2. Turkey: Free Trade Agreement
27/04/2021 - Grand Committee

1: Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Turkey, laid before the House on 24 February.Relevant - Speech Link
2: pleasure to move this take-note Motion on the UK-Turkey trade agreement, and in so doing I thank the Members - Speech Link

3. Kurdish Political Representation and Equality in Turkey
02/11/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: all-party parliamentary group for Kurdistan in Turkey and Syria, which I chair. There are a number of - Speech Link

4. Turkey-Greece Border: Refugees
10/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: supporters, has driven millions of refugees into Turkey and beyond.On 3 March, both the Prime Minister - Speech Link
2: 2016 deal between the EU and Turkey is breaking down. Last week, Turkey decided to open its borders with - Speech Link
3: President Erdoğan yesterday, and we hope that the EU-Turkey migration plan can be put back on track. She is - Speech Link

5. 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: killed and injured.Direct conflict between Syria and Turkey is now just another notch closer, so I request - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Turkey
1. Iraq: Turkey
asked by: Lord Hylton
16/11/2020
... Yazidi communities or their representatives.

2. Turkey: Jerusalem
asked by: Lord Blencathra
20/10/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey regarding President Erdogan's statement on 1 October that "Jerusalem is our city".

3. China: Turkey
asked by: Shabana Mahmood
18/01/2021
... whether his Department has made representations to Turkish officials on the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China and the implications of the Treaty of Extradition between Turkey and China.

4. Turkey: Hamas
asked by: Baroness Eaton
19/11/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Turkey following reports that that government is granting Turkish citizenship to senior members of Hamas.

5. Turkey: Hamas
asked by: Baroness Eaton
19/11/2020
... following reports that senior members of Hamas have been awarded Turkish citizenship with the right to travel.

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11 Current APPG Officers
Jeffrey M Donaldson Portrait
Jeffrey M Donaldson
Chair & Registered Contact
Democratic Unionist Party - Lagan Valley
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord McInnes of Kilwinning Portrait
Lord McInnes of Kilwinning
Co-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
3 APPG Memberships
Algeria , British Museum , Republic of Iraq
Baroness Hussein-Ece Portrait
Baroness Hussein-Ece
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Vice Chair
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord Anderson of Swansea Portrait
Lord Anderson of Swansea
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th May 2019
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
No other APPG Memberships
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
No other APPG Memberships
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