House of Commons
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POLITICAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN TURKEY
EDM #653
Tabled 07 November 2016
2016-17 Session
That this House is gravely concerned by the arrest and imprisonment of Members of Parliament from the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP), including the HDP Co-Chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yüksekdag, in Turkey on 4 November 2016; agrees with the statement from the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, that these arrests compromise parliamentary democracy in Turkey; notes that hundreds of other Kurdish members and officials from HDP and the pro-Kurdish Democratic Regions Party (DBP) have also been detained and imprisoned in recent months; further notes that since the attempted coup in Turkey in July 2016, President Erdogan and the Turkish government have imposed greater restrictions on the freedom of expression and the freedom of the press, as well as threatened the independence of the judiciary; believes that the current situation in Turkey is undermining democracy and the chances of resolving the Kurdish issue; urges the Turkish authorities to respect the rule of law and the fundamental rights of all of its citizens, including Kurds, Alevis and other minority groups; and calls on the Government and the Council of Europe to make representations to the Turkish government expressing serious concern at the imprisonment of the HDP MPs, the suspension of provisions within the European Convention on Human Rights and President Erdogan's support for the reintroduction of the death penalty.

Signatures (45)

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.
Benn, Hilary
Labour
16 November 2016
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
17 November 2016
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
14 November 2016
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
05 December 2016
Bryant, Chris
Labour
06 February 2017
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
30 November 2016
Coyle, Neil
Labour
07 November 2016
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
08 November 2016
Dowd, Jim
Labour
28 November 2016
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
08 November 2016
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
08 November 2016
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
29 November 2016
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
21 November 2016
Flello, Robert
Labour
07 November 2016
Flint, Caroline
Labour
07 November 2016
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
12 December 2016
Goodman, Helen
Labour
14 November 2016
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
07 December 2016
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
14 November 2016
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
12 December 2016
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
18 November 2016
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
06 December 2016
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
29 November 2016
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
16 November 2016
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
08 November 2016
McGinn, Conor
Labour
07 November 2016
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
05 December 2016
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
08 November 2016
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
22 November 2016
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
01 December 2016
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
16 November 2016
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
29 November 2016
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
15 November 2016
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
08 November 2016
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
15 November 2016
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
08 November 2016
Spellar, John
Labour
30 November 2016
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
08 November 2016
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
29 November 2016
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion