Natalie McGarry, MP for Glasgow East
"I am delighted to again support the work of the Centre for Kurdish Progress who have done so much to raise awareness about the Kurds both in the UK and internationally.
The Kurdish community have made a welcome and important contribution to the multicultural and economic identity of the UK - especially in Scotland - and the Centre does a great deal to showcase this annually.
By establishing a solid forum for open discussion and debate over the current affairs of the Middle East, Kurdish Progress allows us to dig beyond the surface on many issues, providing nuance and access to information which is unavailable elsewhere.
I am proud to lend my support and assistance to the Centre to progress their aims as well as those of Kurds across the region who have done so much to promote democracy, gender equality as well as free cultural and linguistic expression.”