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Evidence session on Kurdish aspirations and the interests of the UK

21 November 2017

The Foreign Affairs Committee are to hold the first evidence session on Kurdish Aspirations and the Interests of the UK.

This inquiry asks the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to account for exactly which Kurdish groups the UK has supported in the war to defeat Daesh and why, what support has been given, and how it might affect the situation on the ground.


Tuesday 21 November 2017, The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 2.45pm

  • Dr Nazand Begikhani, Senior Research Fellow, Bristol University, and women's rights advocate
  • Professor Mohammed Ihsan, Senior Research Fellow, King's College London, and a former Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government

At 3.45pm

  • Dr Zeynep Kaya, Research Fellow, the London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Guney Yildiz, Visiting Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations

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