House of Commons
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PRESS FREEDOM IN TURKEY
EDM #907
Tabled 01 February 2017
2016-17 Session
That this House is concerned at reports of state censorship, in particular the firing, detention and wiretapping of journalists working for newspapers, websites and broadcasters in Turkey; notes that under the state of emergency and in the run-up to the April constitutional referendum in Turkey, the authorities have been carrying out an unprecedented crackdown on freedom of expression and human rights more broadly; expresses further concern that since the state of emergency was proclaimed, over 100 journalists have been detained without trial, making Turkey the world's biggest jailer of journalists, while 149 media outlets have also been closed; further notes that Turkey is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index 2016; urges the Government to raise those issues at the highest possible level with the Turkish authorities; and calls for the immediate and unconditional release of jailed journalists.

Signatures (51)

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.
Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
01 February 2017
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
01 February 2017
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
06 February 2017
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
06 February 2017
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
08 March 2017
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
01 February 2017
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
08 February 2017
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
24 March 2017
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
01 February 2017
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
01 February 2017
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
02 February 2017
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
01 February 2017
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
01 February 2017
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
06 February 2017
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
02 February 2017
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
20 February 2017
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
02 March 2017
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
01 February 2017
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
08 February 2017
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
01 February 2017
Hermon, Lady
Independent
07 February 2017
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
02 February 2017
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
08 March 2017
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
13 March 2017
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
01 February 2017
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
07 February 2017
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
08 February 2017
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
08 February 2017
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
07 February 2017
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
01 February 2017
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
07 February 2017
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
01 February 2017
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
01 February 2017
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
03 February 2017
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
08 February 2017
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
08 February 2017
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
03 February 2017
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
06 February 2017
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
02 February 2017
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
01 February 2017
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
02 February 2017
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
07 February 2017
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
07 February 2017
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
01 February 2017
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
08 February 2017
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion