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     3   Turkish military operations in Syria

Mr Georganas, pursuant to notice, moved—That the House:

(1)        notes with great concern:

(a)        Turkey’s military operation targeting Kurds in northern Syria;

(b)        Turkey’s actions which are causing further destabilisation in the region, worsening the humanitarian disaster in Syria, and risk undermining progress against ISIS;

(c)        evidence that innocent civilians are being killed and injured by Turkey’s military operations and forces associated with Turkey in Syria;

(d)        reports of possible war crimes being committed by forces associated with Turkey; and

(e)        reports of Turkish intentions to resettle refugees from Turkey into northern Syria outside of UN-sponsored mechanisms;

(2)        recognises that the Kurdish forces in Syria have:

(a)        been instrumental in fighting Daesh as an ally of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS; and

(b)        lost over 10,000 fighters in the fight against Daesh in Syria; and

(3)        calls on the Government to:

(a)        urge Turkey to cease its unilateral military operations in Syria; and

(b)        support international efforts to hold Turkey to account for its actions.

Debate ensued.

Debate adjourned and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.