More Australian politicians condemn Turkey's war on Afrin

February 16, 2018
Senator Rhiannon
Senator Rhiannon with 200 Kurdish, Turkish and Yezhidi protesters outside Parliament in Canberra on February 14. Photo: Peter Boyle

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon became the first federal parliamentarian in Australia to publicly condemn Turkey's three-week war on Afrin, one of three democratic autonomous cantons in northern Syria, when she addressed a rally in Sydney on February 10.

Two days later, the Labor MP for Wills Peter Khalil called for Turkey to halt its attack in a short speech in Parliament.

The Greens tabled a motion in the Senate but it was prevented from being put to the vote.

On February 14, Andrew Wilkie, the independent MP for Denison, became the 10th Australian politician to add their name to an open letter calling on the Australia government to condemn Turkey's war and recall its ambassador in protest.


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