§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they consider that Article 125 of the Constitution of Turkey contravenes the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights, concerning freedom of expression, which Turkey has ratified; and if so whether they will point this out to the Government of Turkey.
§ Baroness Chalker of Wallasey
It is for the European Commission and Court of Human Rights to determine whether the Constitution of Turkey contravenes the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights, which Turkey has ratified. We take every opportunity to remind the Turkish Government of the need for improvement in its human rights record.