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Dartmouth: Cameron must stop supporting Turkey`s EU membership
Date 13/01/2012 14:29  Author webmaster  Hits 4532  Language Global

"If Turkey was today a member of the European Union the Duchess would be subject to the European Arrest Warrant, in which case there would be no legal process of extradition and the Duchess would be carted off to a Turkish jail - there to languish possibly for 2 years or more before trial. " - William Dartmouth, UKIP MEP (South West).

Responding to Turkish threats to jail the Duchess of York over a secret film on children abandoned in a Turkish orphanage, UKIP MEP William Dartmouth said today:

"The Duchess of York has done trojan work exposing the inhuman conditions of Turkish orphanages for which we should all be thankful.


"In response to her exposé the Turkish state has disgracefully threatened her with jail.

"Given Turkey's disgraceful human rights record, its continued occupation of Cyprus with 40,000 troops and its current threat to the Duchess of York it is now time for Mr Cameron as well as leaders of the Labour and LibDem parties to halt their fervent support for Turkish membership of the EU.



"It has been suggested that the Duchess is unlikely to be extradited as the offense is not a crime under British law.

"However, if Turkey was today a member of the European Union the Duchess would be subject to the European Arrest Warrant. In which case there would be no legal process of extradition and the Duchess would be carted off to a Turkish jail - there to languish possibly for 2 years or more before trial.

"If the three party leaders do not want a rerun of the 1978 film Midnight Express about a person's treatment in a Turkish prison they must, like UKIP, say no to Turkish accession to the European Union."
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