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EDM (Early Day Motion) 654A1: tabled on 08 November 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Ann Clwyd on 07 November 2016. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

after 'House' insert 'whilst strongly condemning the brutal coup attempt in Turkey on 15 July 2016, including the attack on the Turkish Parliament,'.

Original 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.