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Turkey And The Kurdish Regions Of Iraq And Turkey

EDM number 790 in 2002-03, proposed by John Austin on 26/02/2003.

That this House expresses extreme concern about the move of Turkish troops into northern Iraq; is aware of Turkey's desire to seize control of natural resources in the Kurdish areas of Northern Iraq; believes that a Turkish invasion or occupation of northern Iraq would threaten the successful and autonomous government of the Iraqi Kurdish region; recalls the long standing persecution by Turkey of its own Kurdish population, the suppression of Kurdish culture and language, the use of arbitrary arrest and torture against the Kurdish people and the destruction of thousands of Kurdish villages by Turkish armed forces; calls upon the UN to resist any attempt by Turkey to interfere in the internal affairs of Iraq; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government and the EU to recognise the four-year long ceasefire of the Kurdistan Freedom and Democracy Congress and its continued offer to discuss a democratic solution to the conflict within the borders of the Turkish state, as an opportunity of a peaceful diaglogue with the Kurdish people of Turkey.

This motion has been signed by a total of 46 MPs.

John Austin26/02/2003Erith & ThamesmeadLabourProposed
Bob Spink26/02/2003Castle PointConservativeSigned
Diane Abbott26/02/2003Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
John Cryer26/02/2003HornchurchLabourSigned
Colin Breed26/02/2003South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins26/02/2003Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn26/02/2003Islington NorthLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara27/02/2003Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton27/02/2003GowerLabourSigned
Paul Flynn27/02/2003Newport WestLabourSigned
Andrew George27/02/2003St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Taylor27/02/2003North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Sue Doughty28/02/2003GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing28/02/2003Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Desmond Turner28/02/2003Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Harold Best28/02/2003Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Ann Cryer28/02/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Angus Robertson03/03/2003MorayScottish National PartySigned
Lynne Jones03/03/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Harry Cohen03/03/2003Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Rudi Vis03/03/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Michael Weir04/03/2003AngusScottish National PartySigned
Simon Thomas04/03/2003CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
David Lepper04/03/2003Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Terry Lewis04/03/2003WorsleyLabourSigned
Mohammad Sarwar05/03/2003Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Brian Sedgemore05/03/2003Hackney South & ShoreditchLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd05/03/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Alice Mahon05/03/2003HalifaxLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara05/03/2003Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Richard Burden05/03/2003Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell05/03/2003Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
David Drew06/03/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
David Hamilton06/03/2003MidlothianLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner07/03/2003BolsoverLabourSigned
Tom Cox10/03/2003TootingLabourSigned
Mike Hancock10/03/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Adam Price11/03/2003Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Bill Etherington12/03/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross12/03/2003TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard14/03/2003WalthamstowLabourSigned
John Barrett17/03/2003Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson20/03/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Clive Efford20/03/2003ElthamLabourSigned
Nigel Jones02/04/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alex Salmond09/06/2003Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned

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