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Current Situation In Afrin, Syria

EDM number 879 in 2017-19, proposed by Chris Stephens on 30/01/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Asylum, Eastern Europe, Human rights, International law, International politics and government, Middle East and Military operations.

That this House is deeply concerned about the current situation of the people of Afrin, who have been subjected to Turkish Government aggression; notes that Afrin has been one of the more stable parts of Syria and that it has become a destination for hundreds of refugees from many cities including Aleppo; further notes that its current population has risen from 400,000 before the war to roughly 750,000; believes that the true victims of Turkey's invasion of northern Syria are refugees, babies, women and children; further notes that Afrin borders Turkey on the north and is surrounded on its other sides by Syrian government forces and rebel forces including Al Qaeda; recognises that Afrin like other parts of Rojava is run democratically and peacefully with an emphasis on religious and ethnic pluralism, restorative justice, and the liberation of women and economic cooperatives; further recognises that YPG, YPJ and SDF forces, backed by the US, have been the most successful groups in defeating Daesh in Syria; is further concerned that the Turkish government's recent actions are widely judged to have worsened the prospects for peace in Syria and wider Middle East; condemns the use of violence by Turkey's Army on the people of Afrin and the Kurdish forces in Syria; and calls on the Government, as a matter of urgency to press the importance of respect for fundamental human rights and rule of International law.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Chris Stephens30/01/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartyProposed
Grahame Morris30/01/2018EasingtonLabourSeconded
Chris Williamson30/01/2018Derby NorthLabourSeconded
Tommy Sheppard30/01/2018Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon31/01/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jonathan Edwards31/01/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
John McNally31/01/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins31/01/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hill31/01/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Martyn Day31/01/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham31/01/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Mohammad Yasin01/02/2018BedfordLabourSigned
Chris Law01/02/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Christine Jardine01/02/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mary Glindon01/02/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
David Lammy02/02/2018TottenhamLabourSigned
Mhairi Black05/02/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley05/02/2018Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady06/02/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Sandy Martin06/02/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan06/02/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
David Linden08/02/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell08/02/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry20/02/2018Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle20/02/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Stephen Gethins20/02/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/02/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry20/02/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Stewart Hosie20/02/2018Dundee EastScottish National PartySigned
Hywel Williams22/02/2018ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Tom Brake26/02/2018Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
John Grogan12/03/2018Signed
Tim Farron21/05/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned

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