Mark Pritchard asks about UK overseas aid given to Turkey

6th February 2019

Mark asks the Secretary of State for International Development about UK overseas aid to Turkey.

Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much Official Development Assistance her Department has allocated to Turkey in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and (d) 2019; and if he will make a statement.

Harriett Baldwin, Minister of State for International Development: DFID provided the following direct Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Turkey in calendar years 2015, 2016 and 2017. DFID’s final ODA spend figures in Turkey for 2018 will be published in Statistics on International Development this autumn. Spend figures for 2019 will be published in 2020.

Year

DFID ODA to Turkey, £ million

2015

1.3

2016

85.5

2017

128.4

Source: Statistics on International Development

The increase in funding between 2015 and 2017 represents DFID’s contribution to the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey.

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