Sinn Fein’s international office released this press release today detailing their concerns over the election in Turkey. Sean Crowe TD, foreign affairs spokesperson for Sinn Fein, also used his priority question to challenge the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs on his view of Turkey’s elections. You can read Mr Flannagan’s surprising response here.
Sinn Féin Press Office
Leinster HouseKildare Street
For immediate release 5 November, 2015:
Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, raised his concerns over the recent bombings and attacks against Kurdish and left wing activists in Turkey with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, in the Dáil, and directly with the Turkish Ambassador in the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee.
For immediate release: Wednesday 23rd January 2013
Sinn Féin MLA and Middle East spokesperson Pat Sheehan has stated that the killing of three Kurdish women who were involved in the independence movement must be thoroughly investigated.
Speaking today Mr Sheean said: “The tragic murder of three prominent female Kurdish activists, Sakine Cansız, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Şoylemez has caused distress and concern across the Kurdish community and left the Kurdish diaspora shocked.
“Sinn Féin expresses our sympathies to the families of those who were killed.
“There are wider concerns surrounding the impact of these killings on the establishment of a peace process in the Kurdish conflict. Despite the challenges that this situation presents the peace process must be given the chance to be explored and to take hold on the basis of an inclusive process involving the Turkish Government and representatives of the Kurdish people.”