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Turkey

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will invite the President of Turkey to make a state visit to the UK. (126970)

The Government have no current plans to invite the President of Turkey to make a state visit to the UK.

The UK values extremely highly our relationship with Turkey. My right hon. Friends the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary and I all visited Turkey in 2006, and the Turkish Foreign Minister met my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary and I in London in July. Other ministerial bilaterals take place regularly.