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Threats against humanity posed by the terrorist group known as “IS”: violence against Christians and other religious or ethnic communities

Amendment No. 5 | Doc. 13618 | 01 October 2014

Signatories:
Mr Ömer SELVİ, Turkey, EDG ; Mr Reha DENEMEÇ, Turkey, EDG ; Mr Şaban DİŞLİ, Turkey, EPP/CD ; Ms Tülin ERKAL KARA, Turkey, EDG ; Ms Ingebjørg GODSKESEN, Norway, EDG ; Mr Mehmet Kasim GÜLPINAR, Turkey, EDG ; Mr Ahmet Kutalmiş TÜRKEŞ, Turkey, ALDE ; Mr Robert WALTER, United Kingdom, EDG
Origin
2014 - Fourth part-session
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 9, insert the following paragraph:

"As a neighbour to Syria and Iraq, Turkey opened its borders to thousands of displaced persons from Iraq and Syria fleeing the violence including vulnerable minorities such as the Yezidis. The number of Iraqi and Syrians has reached almost 1.5 million in Turkey, of which almost 250,000 have crossed the border in the past two weeks. In addition, Turkey has set up camps for more than 35,000 IDP's in Northern Iraq."

Explanatory note

It is important to include the facts reflecting the humanitarian situation on the ground. That's why we propose this amendment.