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Turkish military action in Iraqi terrority

EDM (Early Day Motion) 79: tabled on 19 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the current Turkish military action in Iraqi territory against Kurdish forces, launched on 24 April 2021, the Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide; believes that the assault is part of the genocidal policies of the Turkish State against the Kurdish people; is deeply concerned that the military aggression is accelerating with airstrikes against civilian targets in border villages in recent days; notes the plan to build Turkish military bases in Zap, Metina and Avashin in Iraqi Kurdish majority areas; understands that the aim of the military campaign is to return to the borders set out in the National Pact at the end of the Ottoman Empire under which areas of Iraq and Syria would be annexed; calls on the United Nations, the European Union, NATO and other international institutions to take action immediately to stop an imminent massacre and genocide; and further calls on the Foreign Secretary to raise these concerns with his 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.