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KURDISH STUDENTS IN TURKEY AND MOTHER TONGUE TEACHING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 627: tabled on 08 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the demand of thousands of Kurdish students in Turkey who seek the right to study in the Kurdish language as an optional course of study; believes this should be seen as a fundamental human right; regrets the action being taken by the Turkish authorities, which includes threats of arrest, expulsion of some students from their educational institutions and threats to students' families; believes that this is yet another example of why Turkey is not fit to join the European Union; expresses support for Kurdish students in Turkey in their current struggle for education in their mother tongue; and calls on the European Parliament and the Council of Europe to exert maximum pressure on Turkey to allow mother-tongue teaching in schools, colleges and universities.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.