Patrick Cockburn is a correspondent for teh Independent, as well as author of “The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising”.
Mr Ahmet Şık is a Turkish investigative journalist, author of several books, and a trade unionist.
Gary Kent, who has worked in Parliament for 25 years, is the Administrator of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq.
Meg Hillier was elected Member of Parliament for Hackney South and Shoreditch in 2005.
Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman is the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdish Democratic Party.
Dr Liam Fox is the Conservative MP for North Somerset, and Former Secretary of State for Defence.
Mr Ismail Saymaz is a Turkish investigative journalist for daily Radikal (since May 2002).
Mr Jason McCartney is the Conservative MP for Colne Valley in West Yorkshire.
Rusen Cakir is senior correspondent for the Turkish daily Vatan and editor of Metis Publishing’s Black and White Book Series, which promotes the work of investigative journalists.
Dr Alan Semo is the UK Representative of the Democratic Union Party (PYD).
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