Parliamentary questions

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Syria: Peace Negotiations

Date of question: 1.02.2018
Alex Sobel MP
"To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government in Turkey on a negotiated, peaceful and democratic solution for the Kurdish population in Syria and Turkey."
"​We regularly discuss the need for a political settlement in Syria with the Government of Turkey. These discussions cover the needs of all Syrians. The Foreign Secretary most recently spoke to Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu about Syria on 24 January. Within Turkey we have consistently called for the PKK to lay down its arms and for the government and the PKK to return to peace talks. We stand ready to help achieve this goal in any way we can."
Sir Alan Duncan MP, Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
"​We regularly discuss the need for a political settlement in Syria with the Government of Turkey. These discussions cover the needs of all Syrians. The Foreign Secretary most recently spoke to Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu about Syria on 24 January. Within Turkey we have consistently called for the PKK to lay down its arms and for the government and the PKK to return to peace talks. We stand ready to help achieve this goal in any way we can."

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