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Turkey: Yazidis

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL1415, tabled on 4 July 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether Turkey is carrying out airstrikes against Yazidi civilians and civilian targets.

Answered on

18 July 2022

The UK is saddened by the death of a Yazidi child on 15 June during Turkish airstrikes in the Sinjar district of northern Iraq. The UK is closely following the situation in northern Iraq, including monitoring effects of recent Turkish operations on civilians and minority groups. We reiterate to all parties the need for dialogue and cooperation between Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and Turkey to combat terrorism, ensure regional security, and protect civilians.