British Turks and Kurds APPG

First Registered: 26/04/2018 • Last updated on: 05/11/2019

Note: This APPG was last registered on 5th Nov 2019. The APPG was not registered in the latest release of 6th Oct 2021 and may be defunct.

To encourage debate and engage in discussion about issues affecting Britain's Turkish and Kurdish communities. To promote the contribution and achievements of the Turkish and Kurdish communities in Britain.

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 British Turks and Kurds

1. Turkey: country policy and information notes
29/10/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration
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Found: .............................. 10 3. The Kurds ................................ ............

2. Benjamin Roberts - written evidence
06/11/2018 - Inquiry: The future of the UK Overseas Territories - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: Territories’. My submission specifically covers Turks & Caicos but, I assume in many instances, will relate

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

Found: from its ‚capital™, al-Raqqah.) In 2017 Iraqi Kurds voted overwhelmingly for independence from Iraq

4. 30th anniversary of Sir John Major’s safe haven in and no-fly zone over the Kurdistan Region
22/03/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: Iraqi Kurdistan; believes that that has saved many Kurds from the genocidal vengeance of Saddam Hussein,

5. Condemn President Erdogan’s ruthless attacks on innocent Kurds
28/06/2020 - Petitions

Found: mortified at the videos of bombings of innocent Kurds being carried out by the Turkish military, it is

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to British Turks and Kurds

1. Syria: British Armed Forces
24/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any British Armed Forces, in particular air assets, are involved - Speech Link
2: President Putin has a visceral dislike of NATO, yet the Turks, who are part of NATO, now have double digit SAM - Speech Link
3: continue to support our old friends and allies the Kurds in their efforts to fight ISIS, despite the fact - Speech Link

2. US Troop Withdrawal from Northern Syria
08/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: goes ahead, it will be no orderly handover. The Kurds will fight to defend their land. If the zone is - Speech Link
2: east conflict is that, one way or another, the Kurds will always get sold out. Donald Trump may be following - Speech Link
3: more importantly, to the Turks? Will we also make it clear that if the Turks do carry out their threat - Speech Link

3. Turkey: Kurds and Yazidis in Syria
23/05/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: of allegations of genocide by Turkey against the Kurds and Yezides of Afrin province in Syria, made by - Speech Link
2: been driven out of Afrin? Kurds and Yazidis are being murdered while Turks from Turkey, Syrian refugees - Speech Link
3: London in particular of a very large number of British-Turkish citizens of Kurdish origin gives us a particular - Speech Link

4. Syria: Withdrawal of US Troops
08/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: consultation took place from the US side with the British Government, given that we have resources deployed - Speech Link
2: understand the answer. What is our policy towards the Kurds? Do we have no shame about betraying them now? Have - Speech Link
3: to try to ensure that their actions against the Kurds do not lead to any further reprisals, going beyond - Speech Link

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

1: Governments. In October last year, after Iraqi Kurds held a referendum that voted in favour of independence - Speech Link
2: their reports. Is not the truth about the Kurds that British foreign policy towards them has been wrong - Speech Link
3: first person to use chemical weapons against the Kurds. Indeed, it was the RAF that dropped them. One reason - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to British Turks and Kurds
1. Kurds
asked by: Lord Hylton
... why not.

2. Iraq: Kurds
asked by: Lord Austin of Dudley
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of who is responsible for the rocket attacks in Erbil on 15 February.

3. Iraq: Kurds
asked by: Barry Sheerman
... what recent discussions his Department has had with Iraqi officials on the free speech of journalists working in the Erbil region of Iraqi Kurdistan.

4. Iraq: Kurds
asked by: Lord Bishop of Worcester
... those responsible for the attack.

5. Iraq: Kurds
asked by: Alicia Kearns
... what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department’s technical support to the Peshmerga Ministry in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Latest Questions
Former APPG Members
Tom Brake Portrait
Tom Brake
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Carshalton and Wallington
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Dan Carden Portrait
Dan Carden
Vice Chair
Labour - Liverpool, Walton
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Bambos Charalambous Portrait
Bambos Charalambous
Vice Chair
Labour - Enfield, Southgate
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Lord Glasman Portrait
Lord Glasman
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David Warburton Portrait
David Warburton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Somerton and Frome
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 19th June 2019
Lord Watts Portrait
Lord Watts
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 19th June 2019
4 APPG Memberships
Belize , Brazil , Darts , Music

No benefits in kind are on record for the British Turks and Kurds APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the British Turks and Kurds APPG