Germany’s leftwing party hosts conference on Kurdish issue

<p style="text-align: left;">Germany&amp;rsquo;s leftwing political party Die Linke and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (RLS) have hosted a conference on the Kurdish issue in the German Bundestag on March 6.

In several panels, the participants discussed &ldquo;the current opportunities and perspectives&rdquo; with regards to the solution of the Kurdish issue in the Middle East.

&ldquo;With a population over 30 million, the Kurds are the world&rsquo;s biggest &lsquo;stateless people.&rsquo; They mainly live in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. The Kurds were subjected to decades-long discriminatory and oppressive policies in these four states,&rdquo; the description of the conference read.

According to Duvar the conference began with messages from peace activist Ela Gandhi and Turkey&rsquo;s Human Rights Association (IHD) co-chair Eren Keskin.

Turkey&rsquo;s main opposition Republican People&rsquo;s Party (CHP) Istanbul deputy Sezgin Tanrikulu and Peoples&rsquo; Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Mithat Sancar attended the conference, sharing their insights on how a solution can be found to the issue in Turkey.

During the panel that was moderated by German deputy Helin Evrim Sommer and that was titled &ldquo;Erdogan&rsquo;s Turkey between repression and the struggle for democracy,&rdquo; Tanrikulu shared the CHP&rsquo;s views on a peaceful solution to the issue.

&ldquo;I talked about how the CHP perceives the Kurdish issue, what it did until today and what it plans to do in the future. I also shared the party&rsquo;s views on how Turkey must solve the issue in a peaceful manner,&rdquo; Tanrikulu told Duvar English on March 8.

Tanrikulu noted that the participants were curious about the CHP&rsquo;s document that details the party&rsquo;s views on the Kurdish issue under 22 questions.

&ldquo;People were also curious about what the CHP thinks about the changes in the Kurdish question that took place in the past three to four years,&rdquo; he also said, adding that he and Sancar only attended the panel that they were panelists in.

&ldquo;I had the chance to talk about the CHP&rsquo;s perceptions on the Kurdish issue just like I do in Turkey,&rdquo; Tanrikulu noted.

In addition to political figures from Turkey, the conference hosted a number of politicians from Syria and Iraq, including Ilham Ahmed, the head of the executive committee of the Syria Democratic Council and Hewin Hawrami, deputy speaker of Iraqi Kurdistan&rsquo;s regional parliament.

Reporter&rsquo;s code: 50101

News Code 97564

Your Comment

You are replying to: .