10 March 2016
ANF - Strasbourg
Four political groups in the European Parliament have called for a delegation to visit Turkey and North Kurdistan (E/SE Turkey), as well as upping efforts for the re-initiation of negotiations between the Turkish state and Kurdish movement.
The written request, which has been submitted to the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Policy and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, calls upon the European Union and European Parliament to contribute to efforts for restarting the resolution process of the Kurdish question.
The joint request was submitted by Chair of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella; Chair of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, Guy Verhofstadt; Co-Chair of the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, Rebecca Harms; and Chair of the Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left, Gabriele Zimmer.
The chairs of the 4 groups shared concerns about the escalating massacre and violence perpetrated by the Turkish government in North Kurdistan, and called for an official visit by the European Parliament to the region.
Emphasising the need for a ceasefire, MEPs also called upon EP and EU representatives to cooperate regarding intervention and ending of the ongoing conflict.
Edited by Kurdish Question