Iraq: Turkey

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Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they are making to the governments of Turkey and Iraq about the agreement between the government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government for (1) the governance of Shengal, and (2) the appointment of a mayor of Shengal, without (a) consultation with, or (b) the agreement of, Yazidi communities or their representatives.


Answered by
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Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 16th November 2020

The UK continues to closely monitor the recent agreement between the Government of Iraq (GoI) and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) over governance sharing in Sinjar. We are committed to supporting the rights of the Yazidi community and other minority groups in Iraq. HMA Baghdad has recently discussed this matter with GoI and KRG leadership, as well as senior representatives of the Yazidi community, urging for representation of minority groups. The UK will continue to engage closely with all relevant parties in order to support the rights of the Yazidi community and other minority groups through this agreement.

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