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Kurdish Students In Turkey And Mother Tongue Teaching

EDM number 627 in 2001-02, proposed by John Austin on 08/01/2002.

That this House notes the demand of thousands of Kurdish students in Turkey who seek the right to study in the Kurdish language as an optional course of study; believes this should be seen as a fundamental human right; regrets the action being taken by the Turkish authorities, which includes threats of arrest, expulsion of some students from their educational institutions and threats to students' families; believes that this is yet another example of why Turkey is not fit to join the European Union; expresses support for Kurdish students in Turkey in their current struggle for education in their mother tongue; and calls on the European Parliament and the Council of Europe to exert maximum pressure on Turkey to allow mother-tongue teaching in schools, colleges and universities.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

John Austin08/01/2002Erith & ThamesmeadLabourProposed
Rudi Vis08/01/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Bob Russell09/01/2002ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Smyth09/01/2002Belfast SouthUUPSigned
David Lepper09/01/2002Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Alan Meale09/01/2002MansfieldLabourSigned
Win Griffiths09/01/2002BridgendLabourSigned
Harry Barnes09/01/2002North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
David Taylor09/01/2002North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Michael Weir09/01/2002AngusScottish National PartySigned
Hywel Williams09/01/2002CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Martin Caton10/01/2002GowerLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross10/01/2002TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin McNamara10/01/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones11/01/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard11/01/2002WalthamstowLabourSigned
Paul Holmes14/01/2002ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Rob Marris14/01/2002Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Ann Cryer14/01/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
David Drew14/01/2002StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Adam Price15/01/2002Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Andrew George15/01/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jimmy Wray15/01/2002Glasgow, BailliestonLabourSigned
Angus Robertson16/01/2002MorayScottish National PartySigned
Simon Thomas16/01/2002CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned

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