Motion S5M-00125: Call for Turkey to give UN access

01 Jun 2016

That the Parliament notes the reports that the UN Human Rights Commissioner, Zeid Raad al-Hussein, has urged Turkey to grant the UN unimpeded access to the areas in the mainly Kurdish south-east of the country that are affected by fighting; is concerned by the commissioner’s accounts of unarmed civilians, including women and children, being shot by snipers during the crackdown; understands that government forces have brought huge damage to the area’s infrastructure, and urges the Turkish Government to allow international observers full access to ensure the observation of human rights, by both sides, at all times in the conflict.