We are excited to invite you the next panel discussion titled ‘Kurdish Struggle for Democracy in Turkey’ organised by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Kurds and the Kurdish Peoples Assembly.
We will discuss the latest developments about the imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan and results of the mass Kurdish hunger strikes. The unlawful decisions against elected Mayors and MP’s will be explored including the upcoming Istanbul local elections and the HDP electoral strategy. Speakers will present on the prospect of mutual dialogue paths and the ways to lasting Peace in Turkey and the wider Middle East.
Bambos Charalambous MP for Southgate
Zehra Dogan Journalist and Artist
Rezan Sarica (Asrin Law Office) Lawyer of Abdullah Ocalan who visited the Imrali Island twice in May 2019.
Ertugrul Kurkcu Honorary Chair of HDP Former MP to the Turkish Parliament
Haci Ozkan Ozdemir-Hunger Striker from Paris(European Confederation of Oppressed Immigrants AVEG-KON)
Israfil Erbil – Britain Alevi Federation
If you would like to attend ‘Kurdish Struggle for Democracy in Turkey’ please use the following link to register your interest.
Date: Tuesday 4th June 2019
Time: 19:00 to 21.00
Address: Committee Room 17
House of Commons
(Please arrive 45 minutes prior to the start of the event to allow time for security checks)
How can you help the campaign?
With growing support in the trade union movement, devolved governments and the Parliamentary Labour Party the Freedom for Ocalan campaign is calling on trade unionists and activists to support the many local campaigns now running throughout the UK and Europe.
If you’re a member of a trade union it’s critical you support us by requesting your branch, regional or national trade union affiliate now.
With trade union support in the last twelve months we’ve been able to;
- Have the privilege of being the international solidarity theme for the 2018 Durham Miners Gala and we look forward to a major presence at this years Tolpuddle Martyrs festival
- Sent delegations to Turkey and Kurdistan and supported local trade unions
- Successfully lobby the devolved government of Wales to support the goals of the campaign
- Run conferences in the House of Lords and City Hall London
Members of political parties able to pass motions at a branch or constituency level, particularly Labour members can use this model motion.
Alternatively, if you feel you are able you could make a one-off or regular donation to help the campaign.