New Statesman. 6/21/2004, Vol. 133 Issue 4693, p16-16. 1p.
INTERNATIONAL relations, DISCRIMINATION, KURDS, HUMAN rights violations, TURKEY -- Foreign relations -- 1980-, GREAT Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1997-2010, FOREIGN relations of the United States -- 2001-2009, HUMAN rights, ABUSE of rights, and ETHNIC groups
Comments on the stance of the United Kingdom regarding the Kurds in Turkey. Contention that the UK is selective when it comes to judging a nation's human rights record; The UK's support of Turkey, with its vital oil interests, against the Kurds; Instances of support for undemocratic regimes by British Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President George W. Bush; Observation that Turkey has consistently used British-supplied weapons against the Kurds; Role of Britain and the U.S. in the continuing repression of the Kurds; Efforts of Kongra-Gel, the Kurdistan People's Congress, to work democratically for the rights of Kurdish people.