Kurdistan in Turkey and Syria APPG

First Registered: 04/11/2020 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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Raising the condition of the Kurdish people in Turkey and Syria; raising awareness of solidarity and engagement for building democratic, free relationships by encouraging dialogue and discussion; supporting efforts of developing and consolidating democracy, peaceful co-existence and harmony in the region; organising cultural and social events, workshops, and seminars to raise awareness of solidarity, development and the needs of the region.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Kurdistan in Turkey and Syria

1. Turkey: country policy and information notes
29/10/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
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Found: .......... 12 3.2 Koma Civakên Kurdistan (KCK) (Kurdistan Communities Union) ........... 14

2. Bilateral relations with the Kurdistan region in Iraq
01/03/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: | 1 March 2019 Bilateral relations with the Kurdistan region in Iraq Compiled by: Tim Robinson Nigel

3. Turkey: country policy and information notes
29/10/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
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Found: Country Policy and Information Note on Turkey: Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) . 1.2.2 For analysis

4. Effect of Turkish military action on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq
14/10/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: on northern Syria is a humanitarian disaster and Turkey should withdraw immediately and negotiate before

5. Turkey: country policy and information notes
29/10/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
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Found: Report of a Home Office Fact -Finding Mission Turkey : Kurds, the HDP and the PKK Conducted 17 June

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Kurdistan in Turkey and Syria

1. Foreign Affairs Committee
22/02/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: groups were among those fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria. They played their part in the military victory - Speech Link

2. Kurdistan Region in Iraq
04/07/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered the Kurdistan region in Iraq.Mr Davies, it is indeed - Speech Link
2: the Turks formally ceding all earlier claims on Syria and Iraq and, along with the treaty of Ankara, settled - Speech Link

3. Syria: Refugees
16/01/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: internally displaced persons in the countries bordering Syria who have been displaced by fighting and the actions - Speech Link
2: the international humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. We are providing life-saving and life-changing - Speech Link
3: Minister for his Answer. Last September, I went to Kurdistan to observe its referendum and while in Irbil, - Speech Link
4: My Lords, the ethnic and religious minorities in Syria who have been hunted down in a campaign of genocide - Speech Link
5: generational challenge here? When one visits Kurdistan, in particular, the older generation of those - Speech Link
6: Government in Iraq and also the regional government in Kurdistan based in Irbil. It is looking at these plans. - Speech Link
7: My Lords, Palestinian refugees who fled from Syria are in a particularly vulnerable situation given - Speech Link
8: huge pressures on the host nations neighbouring Syria, particularly Lebanon and Jordan, are obviously - Speech Link

4. Counter-Daesh Update
11/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: been driven back to an isolated enclave in eastern Syria. However, the House should not mistake territorial - Speech Link

5. Counter-Daesh Update
22/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: 82-member coalition and partner forces in Iraq and Syria, that remains the case, but the hard fight against - Speech Link
2: Iraq and Syria?A special concern arises from reports that Daesh foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq - Speech Link
3: vulnerable in refugee camps—either surrounding Syria or where they were—and bringing them back and repatriating - Speech Link

6. Syria
08/03/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: tentative steps towards a cessation of hostilities in Syria and fragile efforts to resume face-to-face negotiations - Speech Link

7. Syria and Iraq
24/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: opportunity to discuss the recent events in north-east Syria, and their implications for the wider region, and - Speech Link

8. Kurdistan Workers’ Party
03/12/2015 - Lords Chamber

1: the south-east and of many other minorities in Turkey? They all want a new constitution. Will the Government - Speech Link
2: 140 deaths of military police and civilians in Turkey just in recent months, and that is the reason it - Speech Link
3: least be active in saying to the AKP Government in Turkey that we welcome the peace negotiations between - Speech Link
4: A number of those points were raised at the EU/Turkey summit on Sunday which the Prime Minister attended - Speech Link
5: figure of 70,000 does or does not include the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which is engaged in the war on - Speech Link
6: the noble Lord has mentioned the peace process in Turkey, which is extremely important. I am sure that the - Speech Link

9. Turkey: Treatment of Kurds
10/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered the treatment of Kurds in Turkey.Thank you, Mr Howarth, for allowing me to - Speech Link
2: at the human rights abuses against the Kurds in Turkey. Deciding to go on an indefinite hunger strike - Speech Link
3: form their own Government. Alongside that, we have Turkey, which is an abuser of human rights and a suppressor - Speech Link
4: them help the rest of the world—most recently in Syria against ISIS. We are in danger of once again turning - Speech Link
5: saying:“The hunger strikers are demanding that Turkey ends the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan. Namely, - Speech Link
6: will agree that we have noticed a pattern with Turkey: when there is international attention, Abdullah - Speech Link

10. Syria: Security Situation
24/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: are deeply concerned by the crisis in north-west Syria, where the situation on the ground is deteriorating - Speech Link
2: decade, we have seen the terrible events unfold in Syria and have occasionally offered a limited response - Speech Link
3: community, which, as he says, takes the situation in Syria incredibly seriously. I very much regret the targeting - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Kurdistan in Turkey and Syria
1. Syria: Turkey
asked by: Lord Hylton
15/02/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey about that government reportedly removing olives and olive trees from Afrin Province in Syria to Turkey; and whether they will publish any responses received.

2. Syria: Turkey
asked by: Lord Hylton
06/08/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that at least 13 civilians have recently been kidnapped by militants supported by Turkey in the Afrin province of Syria; and what plans they have to discuss such reports with the government of Turkey.

3. Refugees: Syria
asked by: Baroness Tonge
30/10/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to take in more Syrian refugees if President Erdogan ejects them from Turkey.

4. Iraq: Turkey
asked by: Baroness Hodgson of Abinger
27/07/2020
... they intend to take in response to this.

5. Turkey: Syria
asked by: Lord McInnes of Kilwinning
19/09/2018
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Turkey to identify the level of support that is needed to deal with any expected influx of refugees to Turkey from Idlib province; and what support they intend to provide as a result of such discussions.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Adam Holloway Portrait
Adam Holloway
Vice Chair
Conservative - Gravesham
Joined: 4th November 2020
Kate Osamor Portrait
Kate Osamor
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Edmonton
Joined: 4th November 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 2280.

Email: lloyd.russellmoyle.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Kurdistan in Turkey and Syria APPG

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