Ministers and officials across Government have frequent contact with Turkish counterparts on all aspects of Turkey's EU accession process, including discussion of the Additional Ankara Protocol, where we urge Turkey to take forward its implementation. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary did so most recently with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on 25 September 2009.
The European Commission's 2009 Progress Report notes that Turkey has not fully implemented the Additional Ankara Protocol, and states it is now urgent that Turkey fulfils its obligation to ensure implementation of the Protocol. The Government agree it is important that Turkey takes forward the protocol's implementation.