Rt Hon Joan Ryan, Labour MP for Enfield North (2017)
“As a proud representative of many Kurdish constituents in Enfield North, I wish a very happy and peaceful Newroz to Kurds and their families both at home and abroad.
The Newroz festival is a fantastic showcase for the immense contribution the Kurdish people make to our society and way of life.
Kurds have in recent times shown exceptional bravery in Syria, Turkey and Iraq, demonstrating that they too share the values of democracy, human rights and equality, and I commend the Centre for Kurdish Progress for having helped bring these efforts into the public eye.
I will continue to give my support to their cause with the hope of bringing a lasting peace to the region and recognition of the rights of Kurdish peoples.”