Languages: Kurdî ‏سۆرانی‎

INVITATION for the 13th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE EU, TURKEY, MIDDLE-EAST AND THE KURDS

Venue: European Parliament, Brussels
Time 07-08 December 2016 from 9am – 6pm (see program)

For 12 years, the EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC) has organised annual international conferences on EU, Turkey and Kurds in the European Parliament. The EUTCC consists of a Board of Directors, an Advisory Council, and a group of prominent, internationally recognised patrons like Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Leyla Zana, Shirin Ebadi and Bianca Jagger. The program is unique and consists of civil society organizations, writers, journalists, peace advocates, academics and European, Turkish and Kurdish politicians and policy-makers providing a deeper and up-to-date understanding of the conflict, as well as an interesting venue for exchange of views on the recent developments.

The people in the Middle East and many international institutions are currently discussing the secret Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916. This Agreement is seen as a reason for the current problems in the Middle East in particular by the peoples who lost their freedom and basic democratic rights because of it. The result has been a century of crises, conflicts and wars.

With the support of most of the Kurdish political parties in all parts of Kurdistan, the EUTCC with its partners in the European Parliament (the socialist (S/D), the Greens-EFA and left groups (GUE/NGL) wish to discuss this important state of affairs, and to point to some possible future solutions.

The program 13th Conference Programs in PDF

This is the link for web streaming

You can find all the events here: for both days, its divided in three sessions

http://web.guengl.streamovations.be/index.php/event/stream/the-european-union-turkey-and-the-kurds

http://web.guengl.streamovations.be/index.php/event/stream/the-european-union-turkey-and-the-kurds-08-12-morning

http://web.guengl.streamovations.be/index.php/event/stream/the-european-union-turkey-and-the-kurds-08-12-afternoon

You are welcome to join us.