Chances of father of Anna Campbell getting UK gov to retrieve daughter's remains.

Maybe he still doesn't get the part "illegal combatant/part of a terrorist organisation" part?

I don't think the Turkish Embassy will give a flying toss let alone the Home Office to his request, let alone his local MP,
We can but hope.
 
Yes she would have been. The PKK are deemed a terrorist organisation across Europe. Anyway, this chap is a dangerous wannabe, although has more combat experience than most on this site
PKK is terrorist because of terrorism in Turkey.

Fighting Islamist nutjobs isn't terrorism.

If mental Scouser/hot but tragically dead bird were planning to plant bombs in Turkey, call them terrorists, but they weren't, were they .
 
C'mon ARRSE get your wallets out

"Who am I?

My name is Dirk Campbell. My daughter Anna travelled to Syria to join the Kurdish resistance against Daesh (ISIS).

Anna's Story

In March 2018, Anna was killed in Afrin, northwestern Syria, by a Turkish air strike. She was fighting with the YPJ, part of the Syrian Defence Force, which has been supported in its fight against Daesh by the UK. However, more concerned about the supposed terrorist threat from the Kurds at its borders than the actual terrorist threat to the region from Daesh, Turkey invaded the Kurdish canton of Afrin with tanks, planes, drones and precision missiles, one of which killed Anna.

The Turks are at this very moment invading the rest of the Kurdish territory in northern Syria. Thousands of deaths are inevitable, homelessness, starvation and mass migration — a repeat on ten times the scale of what happened to Afrin.

Anna’s remains still lie in Afrin where she was killed and which is now Turkish controlled territory. We know the exact location. I have the right to reclaim my daughter’s body. Yet the British government refuses to take any action and my requests to the Turkish government have been ignored.

I have not even been accorded the courtesy of a reply to my repeated request to the Turkish embassy in London. My meetings with the Foreign Office have proved fruitless despite promises to ‘do our best’. My MP has done nothing to help.

I have been left with no option but to seek legal action.

Our Legal Case

I have instructed leading human rights lawyers, McCue & Partners. The actions that need to be taken are:

To establish what legal options are available to me. Initial advice is that Turkey is likely to be in violation of international law.

Make a freedom of information act request for all materials held by the UK government relating to the death of my daughter and Turkey’s failure to repatriate her body.

Make further and formal representations to the Turkish government.

Enter into mediation with the Turkish government to negotiate the return of Anna’s body.

Should Turkey refuse to return Anna’s body, to take any necessary and appropriate legal action.

Why am I raising funds?

I need to raise an initial £10,000 to take the first step and prepare the case for legal action. That’s 400 people giving £25 each. This money is to gather evidence, interview witnesses, make formal representations to the Turkish government and establish what next steps can and should be taken . If I am successful in raising the money there may be further costs (unknown at this point) to continue scoping the case, brief a barrister, bring the case to court, and fund the proceedings.

Anna gave her life fighting for freedom and the rights and lives of others. It is an embarrassment to the UK and a disgrace and shame on Turkey that her body has been left to rot in the rubble of a ruined city. Please help me bring my daughter home.

Please contribute what you can and share the page on social media and via email with family and friends. Every donation counts!"
No.
Same as I won’t donate to the gofundme pages which spring up for every non-insured person who ends up hospitalised after crashing their moped or paralysing themselves in a swimming pool on holiday.
If you go to war you insure yourself. I did, for every tour I went on.
 
As she was killed in an air strike, was there anything left of her at all? Having a 1000 lb bomb land on you or fairly close by will not only ruin your day, you will be generously spread over several hundred square yards. Shovel and a doggy bag anyone?
The doggies will most likely have feasted already. No need for a bag for the leftovers.
 
The doggies will most likely have feasted already. No need for a bag for the leftovers.
Many years ago I and a few other "volunteers" had the dubious pleasure of looking for the remains of two pilots who had been involved in a mid air collision. Among other things we were equipped with doggy bags, not their official title, that's just what we called them.
 
C'mon ARRSE get your wallets out

"Who am I?

My name is Dirk Campbell. My daughter Anna travelled to Syria to join the Kurdish resistance against Daesh (ISIS).

Anna's Story

In March 2018, Anna was killed in Afrin, northwestern Syria, by a Turkish air strike. She was fighting with the YPJ, part of the Syrian Defence Force, which has been supported in its fight against Daesh by the UK. However, more concerned about the supposed terrorist threat from the Kurds at its borders than the actual terrorist threat to the region from Daesh, Turkey invaded the Kurdish canton of Afrin with tanks, planes, drones and precision missiles, one of which killed Anna.

The Turks are at this very moment invading the rest of the Kurdish territory in northern Syria. Thousands of deaths are inevitable, homelessness, starvation and mass migration — a repeat on ten times the scale of what happened to Afrin.

Anna’s remains still lie in Afrin where she was killed and which is now Turkish controlled territory. We know the exact location. I have the right to reclaim my daughter’s body. Yet the British government refuses to take any action and my requests to the Turkish government have been ignored.

I have not even been accorded the courtesy of a reply to my repeated request to the Turkish embassy in London. My meetings with the Foreign Office have proved fruitless despite promises to ‘do our best’. My MP has done nothing to help.

I have been left with no option but to seek legal action.

Our Legal Case

I have instructed leading human rights lawyers, McCue & Partners. The actions that need to be taken are:

To establish what legal options are available to me. Initial advice is that Turkey is likely to be in violation of international law.

Make a freedom of information act request for all materials held by the UK government relating to the death of my daughter and Turkey’s failure to repatriate her body.

Make further and formal representations to the Turkish government.

Enter into mediation with the Turkish government to negotiate the return of Anna’s body.

Should Turkey refuse to return Anna’s body, to take any necessary and appropriate legal action.

Why am I raising funds?

I need to raise an initial £10,000 to take the first step and prepare the case for legal action. That’s 400 people giving £25 each. This money is to gather evidence, interview witnesses, make formal representations to the Turkish government and establish what next steps can and should be taken . If I am successful in raising the money there may be further costs (unknown at this point) to continue scoping the case, brief a barrister, bring the case to court, and fund the proceedings.

Anna gave her life fighting for freedom and the rights and lives of others. It is an embarrassment to the UK and a disgrace and shame on Turkey that her body has been left to rot in the rubble of a ruined city. Please help me bring my daughter home.

Please contribute what you can and share the page on social media and via email with family and friends. Every donation counts!"
Here is 10p so you can phone someone who cares, crack on.
 
OP seems to be banging on about the "terrorist organisation" a lot. One wonders how much Erdogan's paying him.
 
As she was killed in an air strike, was there anything left of her at all? Having a 1000 lb bomb land on you or fairly close by will not only ruin your day, you will be generously spread over several hundred square yards. Shovel and a doggy bag anyone?
That's what I puzzled over too.
Maybe these will prove sufficient.
 
What decade or you sending him back to, so he can make the call for 10P?
Not used a public phone box if you can find one in 15 years, do they still use cash or is it a debit/credit card now?
 

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