Turkish rights delegation in France for Turk workers

Turkish workers asked the parliamentarians to launch initiatives to allow them to cast their votes in elections in France.

Turkish rights delegation in France for Turk workers

A Turkish parliamentary delegation headed by Professor Zafer Uskul of the ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party, chairman of the Parliamentary Human Rights Inquiry Commission, arrived in France on Sunday to listen to problems of Turkish people living in this country.

The delegation first met with workers at the Turkish Culture Association in Lyon.

Workers asked the parliamentarians to launch initiatives to allow them to cast their votes in elections in France. They also requested that the bilateral agreements which were signed by Turkey and France earlier about workers' rights of insurance and retirement, should be improved.

Turkish parliamentarians will visit the Saint-Exupery Detention center and Lyon Corbas Jail on Monday.

Later, they will hold talks with French authorities in Strasbourg and Paris about problems of Turkish workers. They are also set to meet with French Minister of Immigration, Integration, National Identity & Co-Development Eric Besson.

The delegation is expected to return to Turkey on September 5.

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