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Jean Lambert London's Green MEP

Letter to Foreign Secretary protesting Turkish military action against Syrian Kurds

26.01.2018

Jean today sent a letter to the UK Foreign Secretary expressing her grave concerns over Turkish military action in north-western Syria (Afrin province).

You can read the full text of her letter below.

Dear Foreign Secretary,

Re: Turkish military activity in Afrin province, Syria

A number of my constituents in London have written to me to express their grave concerns over military activity by the Turkish Government in north-western Syria. I share these concerns and would be grateful if you could raise this with the Turkish authorities at your very earliest convenience. It is unacceptable that a NATO ally should be attacking Syrian Kurds in Afrin province – especially after their contribution to recent military efforts against so-called Islamic State fighters. This also raises the question of the propriety of UK arms sales to Turkey, including fighter jets, and I would also ask you to reconsider the UK Government’s position on this matter.

Thank you for your kind consideration; I look forward to your reply.

Yours sincerely,

Jean Lambert MEP
Green Party Member of the European Parliament for London

LETTER 2018 01 26th Foreign Secretary [Afrin]