Local Kurds needing support to send aid to Turkey

I am heartbroken to see the awful news from Turkey and Syria.

My thoughts go out to all those who have lost loved ones in this devastating earthquake, and to the brave rescuers risking their lives to save others.

I share the pain felt by local Turkish, Kurdish, and Syrian communities across Islington, following this devastating earthquake.

It is shameful if this discriminatory behaviour is indeed taking place, by the Turkish government towards the Kurdish communities that have been affected by the earthquake

I have written to the Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly, urging him to appeal to the Turkish authorities to ensure that aid reaches all those who need it.

Here is the text of that letter:

Dear Foreign Secretary,

I am writing this email on behalf of several of my constituents and more than likely many people all over the country who are very concerned that the Turkish authorities are not providing essential assistance to Kurds affected by the recent devastating earthquakes in Turkey.

They also state that Kurdish rescue and assistance organisations are not being allowed across the Turkish border into Turkey. I’m sure you will agree that this is not acceptable.

I attach one of my constituents’ emails which portrays the heart-breaking situation and says that they would like the British government to make an urgent appeal to Turkey to set aside political differences during this critical time.

So, will you please respond urgently by saying that you will act now to appeal to the Turkish authorities that they set aside differences and do the right, humane thing?

Kind regards,

Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP