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RESPONSE TO ATTEMPTED COUP IN TURKEY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 654: tabled on 07 November 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House is shocked by the arrest and detention of a number of Turkish Members of Parliament from the People's Democratic Party (HDP) on 4 November 2016, including Co-Chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yüksekdag, which threaten to undermine parliamentary democracy and social cohesion in Turkey; is very concerned that developments in recent months have gone far beyond what could be considered proportionate in response to the coup attempt in July 2016 and that emergency powers since granted are being used to stifle the media, crush dissent and override legal process; notes with alarm that since July 2016 thousands have been jailed, over 100,000 government workers dismissed or suspended and over 100 media outlets closed because of alleged connections to the Gullen movement, as well as the closure of dozens of Kurdish-language newspapers and news channels and the sacking and detention of many elected mayors in south-east Turkey; calls on the Turkish government to end its persecution and prosecution of legitimate critics and opposition, as well as to resume the peace process to end the continuing conflict in south-east Turkey; and further calls on the Government to issue a statement and make representations to its Turkish counterparts as a matter of urgency.

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.

Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Edinburgh South West
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 November 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 16 November 2016
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2016
Luton North
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 14 November 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 November 2016
Belfast South
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2016
Glasgow North East
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 November 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2016
St Helens South and Whiston
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2016
Enfield North
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 November 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 November 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2016
Glasgow South West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

RESPONSE TO ATTEMPTED COUP IN TURKEY (Amendment 1)
after 'House' insert 'whilst strongly condemning the brutal coup attempt in Turkey on 15 July 2016, including the attack on the Turkish Parliament,'.
Labour, Ilford South
1
signature
EDM 654A1: tabled on 8 November 2016