Fifty-three members of the British Parliament have sent a letter to Foreign Minister Dominique Raab expressing concern over the latest developments in Turkey.

The deputies said they were deeply concerned about human rights abuses in Turkey, the arrests of politicians and journalists, the illegalities surrounding the Kobani trial, and the decision to formally withdraw from the Istanbul Convention. Violation of the right to freedom of thought has seriously endangered democracy.

It was demanded to convene a sitting on the issue of Turkey. In addition, a delegation of British MPs will travel to Turkey, in particular, to inspect prisons in the eastern part of the country.