ISIL: Iraq and Syria

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 12:09 pm on 16th October 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Love Andrew Love Labour, Edmonton 12:09 pm, 16th October 2014

Returning to the humanitarian crisis in and around Kobane, the Foreign Secretary is right that an estimated 178,000 refugees have crossed the border into Turkey, but many were seeking sanctuary in Kobane and are left there under threat. Given the sensitivities in the relationship between the Kurdish community and the Turkish authorities, can the right hon. Gentleman reassure us that he or other Ministers have had conversations with the Turkish authorities to ensure that they will be up to the problems created by a humanitarian crisis, should it occur?