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Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had discussions with his Turkish counterpart on recent events in Gaza. (254693)

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has had regular discussions with Turkish Foreign Minister Babacan on a range of global issues including Gaza.

Since Turkey became a non permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in January 2009, we expect to work even more closely together this year on issues of regional stability, given their important regional role.