Tag Archive for Turkey

Refugees and Turkey

Lord Hylton

Refugees and Turkey The whole world is grateful to Turkey for taking in a very large number of Syrians. It has provided health care for many, while allowing some to work for their living, and perhaps one-third of the children attend school. On the other hand, if things are as good as the Turkish ambassador…


Lord Hylton

I have just returned from Ankara.  The total number of prisoners in Turkey more than doubled between 2005 and this year, from 55,000 to 130,000.  Many are held without charge, pending eventual trial, often under the Terrorism Law.  175 persons per 100,000 population are now gaoled. Turkey imprisons about twice as many journalists as either…

Rapid Intervention Border Force

Lord Soley

Today David Cameron will be phoning the French and German leaders to try and persuade them not to change existing EU treaties or make new one. The Conservatives are committed to a referendum if the EU powers are increased. The EU is still a sensitive issue for the Conservative Party and particularly delicate given the…