All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) at the UK Houses of Parliament are formed by MPs and Peers with an interest in a particular country or subject.  Here’s the current list.  In general, the groups lobby for or about the thing which is on their name and some receive funding, usually to cover administration and some.. read more →

In Sunday’s  Observer, Peter Preston describes Yavuz Baydar as a; “good and respected Turkish columnist”.  Tonight (Wednesday), I was privileged to share a platform with two of Mr Baydar’s colleagues – Hasan Cemal, one of Turkey’s best known serious journalists; and well-known journalist and poet Bejan Matur.  They, too, spoke very highly of Mr Baydar… read more →