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Democratic Rights In Turkey

EDM number 1760 in 2017-19, proposed by Lloyd Russell-Moyle on 26/10/2018.

That this House expresses its grave concern that the Turkish Minister .of the Interior has suspended from duty 103 village and 156 neighbourhood mukhtars (elected local community heads) without recourse to appropriate and required legal process; notes that these suspensions are justified on unproven grounds of association with terrorism; further notes that this measure follows the removal of 98 elected mayors in Kurdish areas and their replacement with appointed trustees; notes that these measures together amount to a further reduction of democratic rights for the Kurdish population in Turkey ahead of the local elections scheduled for March 2019; and notes that any representation of the Kurdish population in the administration of Turkey is being proscribed by the Turkish government.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Lloyd Russell-Moyle26/10/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeProposed
Grahame Morris26/10/2018EasingtonLabourSeconded
Emma Dent Coad26/10/2018KensingtonLabourSeconded
Laura Smith26/10/2018Crewe and NantwichLabourSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts29/10/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Jim Shannon29/10/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Marie Rimmer29/10/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Chris Stephens29/10/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham30/10/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards30/10/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Brendan O'Hara30/10/2018Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell31/10/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Bob Blackman31/10/2018Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Kelvin Hopkins01/11/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Christine Jardine05/11/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mary Glindon06/11/2018North TynesideLabourSigned

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