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Fighting In South-East Turkey And Case Of Tahir Elci

EDM number 1065 in 2015-16, proposed by Ann Clwyd on 03/02/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Eastern Europe, International politics and government and Middle East.

That this House is deeply concerned by the sharp escalation in fighting in South East Turkey and the negative effect on the civilian population caught between the PKK and the Turkish Government forces, especially in Cizre, Silopi, Sur and Diyarbakir; notes with considerable alarm that the imposition of numerous temporary security zones and curfews are severely restricting people's access to basic services, such as medical care, water, food, and electricity, and that non-state actors opposing Government forces have reportedly also dug trenches, which have impeded access to medical care as well as other emergency services; is troubled in connection with the investigation into the killing of eminent human rights lawyer Tahir Elci on 28 November 2015 in Diyarbakir by reports that the crime scene was not secured and crucial evidence has proved difficult to obtain; calls on the Government of Turkey to ensure that force used against the PKK is proportionate and in compliance with its international obligations, to allow independent observers to enter areas under curfew and report on the situation, and to ensure that there is a full and transparent investigation into the murder of Tahir Elci; and urges the UK Government to make such representations to the government of Turkey as a matter of urgency.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

Ann Clwyd03/02/2016Cynon ValleyLabourProposed
Margaret Ferrier03/02/2016Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySeconded
Mark Durkan03/02/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jim Shannon04/02/2016StrangfordDUPSeconded
Margaret Ritchie04/02/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley04/02/2016Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Stephen Timms04/02/2016East HamLabourSigned
Stephen Gethins04/02/2016North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Keith Vaz05/02/2016Leicester EastLabourSigned
Martyn Day08/02/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins08/02/2016Luton NorthLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas10/02/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Corri Wilson09/03/2016Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Helen Goodman15/03/2016Bishop AucklandLabourSigned
Hywel Williams09/05/2016ArfonPlaid CymruSigned

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