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Invasion of North-East Syria (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 38: tabled on 16 October 2019

Tabled in the 2019-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is extremely concerned by the Government of Turkey's military invasion of an area in north east Syria controlled by the Syrian Kurds, which is also known as Rojava, and the negative humanitarian consequences of that invasion following the unexpected announcement of the withdrawal of US military forces from that area; notes the crucial role played by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in the fight against Islamic State in Syria, which resulted in the loss of more than ten thousand of their fighters; believes that the invasion will inevitably force the Kurds into alliance with Bashar al-Assad and his Russian backers, and will revive and strengthen Islamic State, thousands of who are held by the Syrian Defence Forces, further notes that the invasion will undermine the security and stability of Syria and the region; and calls on the Government to suspend all arms exports to Turkey, to urge the Turkish Government with other NATO members to end military action in Syria immediately and to pursue its security concerns through political and diplomatic means and to ensure that vital humanitarian support is provided to those in need.

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.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.