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TURKEY--HUMAN RIGHTS

Senator Margetts amended her notice of motion by leave and, pursuant to

notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved--That the

Senate--

(a) notes:

(i) the present situation of the Kurdish people in south

east Turkey, and

(ii) that the forthcoming local elections in Turkey could

lead to a further escalation of violence in the region;

and

(b) urges:

(i) the Australian Embassy in Ankara to monitor and report

on the conduct and impact of this electoral process,

and

(ii) the Australian Government to support the search for a

durable political solution to the problems of the

Kurdish people.

Question put and passed.