Early day motion 719

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RESTRICTIONS ON PRESS FREEDOM IN TURKEY

That this House is concerned about widespread reports of state censorship, and the firing, imprisonment and wiretapping of journalists in Turkey; notes that about 20 journalists were arrested in a series of dawn raids in Turkey in mid-December 2014; further notes that one of the journalists arrested in December, television presenter Sedef Kabas, is facing a prison sentence of up to five years for a tweet about a corruption probe involving high profile names; welcomes the statement by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and the EU Commissioner for Enlargement Negotiations that the latest crackdown is against the European values and standards Turkey aspires to be part of; calls on Turkish authorities to remove the travel bans imposed on the journalists, drop all criminal charges against them and release all other journalists behind bars in the country; and further calls on Ministers in the UK Government to raise these concerns with their counterparts in Turkey.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 27.01.2015
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 21.01.2015
Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party Londonderry East 27.01.2015
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 28.01.2015
Clwyd, Ann Labour Party Cynon Valley 21.01.2015
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 21.01.2015
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 28.01.2015
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 21.01.2015
Farrelly, Paul Labour Party Newcastle-under-Lyme 21.01.2015
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 22.01.2015
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 28.01.2015
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 22.01.2015
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 26.01.2015
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 28.01.2015
Hood, Jim Labour Party Lanark and Hamilton East 26.01.2015
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 26.01.2015
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 22.01.2015
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 26.01.2015
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 22.01.2015
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 29.01.2015
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 28.01.2015
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 28.01.2015
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 21.01.2015
McInnes, Liz Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 22.01.2015
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 21.01.2015
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 21.01.2015
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 22.01.2015
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 22.01.2015
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 29.01.2015
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 04.02.2015
Wright, David Labour Party Telford 28.01.2015