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Syriac And Assyrian Cultural Rights

EDM number 621 in 2008-09, proposed by Andrew Dismore on 28/01/2009.
Categorised under the topics of Europe and International politics and government.

That this House is concerned about the cultural and religious rights of the Syriac and Assyrian community in Turkey, whose numbers in the Tur Abdin heartland have decreased from over 100,000 to under 3,000 in recent years; believes that the prohibition of the Syriac language violates the freedom of religion; calls on the government of Turkey to respect the international treaties it signed regarding religious and cultural freedom and officially to recognise the Syriac, as well as Armenian and Kurdish names, of villages in its eastern regions.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Andrew Dismore28/01/2009HendonLabourProposed
Bob Spink28/01/2009Castle PointIndependentSeconded
Peter Bottomley28/01/2009Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Graham Stringer29/01/2009Manchester, BlackleyLabourSeconded
David Drew29/01/2009StroudLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn29/01/2009Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Nick Harvey29/01/2009North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Virendra Sharma02/02/2009Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Ann Cryer02/02/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
Alan Meale02/02/2009MansfieldLabourSigned
Lynne Jones02/02/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Alan Simpson03/02/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins03/02/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
Simon Hughes04/02/2009North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian McCartney04/02/2009MakerfieldLabourSigned
Martin Caton04/02/2009GowerLabourSigned
Paul Flynn04/02/2009Newport WestLabourSigned
Rudi Vis04/02/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
John Austin09/02/2009Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross23/02/2009TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell27/02/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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