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Turkey And Cyprus

EDM number 2535 in 2010-12, proposed by Alan Meale on 12/12/2011.
Categorised under the topics of International politics and government and Middle East.

That this House expresses its continued concern about the illegal occupation and governance of the northern part of the island of Cyprus by Turkey following its invasion in 1974; notes that despite international efforts Turkey refuses to withdraw its military forces, or allow Greek Cypriot citizens to return to their homes and properties, whilst encouraging wrongful settlement in the area by immigrants whom they allow to exploit land and properties expropriated from their rightful owners without any regard for national Cypriot cultural heritage; and calls on the Government as a guarantor power, to insist of Turkey that it adopts a more constructive attitudein negotiations aimed at establishing a viable, fair and lasting solution tothe problem,and that asa gesture of goodwill it should agree to allow refugees from the ghost town ofFamagusta and surrounding areas to returnto their homes as outlined in United Nations Security Council Resolutions 550 (1984)and 789 (1992).

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs.

Alan Meale12/12/2011MansfieldLabourProposed
Jim Sheridan12/12/2011Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSeconded
Ian Lavery12/12/2011WansbeckLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell12/12/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
David Crausby12/12/2011Bolton North EastLabourSeconded
Jim Dobbin12/12/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan12/12/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Dennis Skinner13/12/2011BolsoverLabourSigned
Jim Shannon13/12/2011StrangfordDUPSigned
Margaret Ritchie13/12/2011South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John McDonnell14/12/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton14/12/2011GowerLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins15/12/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn15/12/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned
Andrew George15/12/2011St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Love20/12/2011EdmontonLabourSigned
Iain McKenzie20/12/2011InverclydeLabourSigned

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