Peace in Kurdistan Campaign facilitated a 6 person delegation to observe the Turkish election on 24 June 2018. The delegation was coordinated in response to a call from the HDP. Below are some of the responses written by delegates: Turkish elections: an eyewitness account of a coup against democracy Steve Sweeney: IT was just before … Continue reading Round Up of Observations on Turkish Elections June 2018.
Sinn Fein’s international office released this press release today detailing their concerns over the election in Turkey. Sean Crowe TD, foreign affairs spokesperson for Sinn Fein, also used his priority question to challenge the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs on his view of Turkey’s elections. You can read Mr Flannagan’s surprising response here. Sinn Féin … Continue reading Crowe raises concerns over Turkish elections – Sinn Fein International
Meeting report by David Morgan, Peace in Kurdistan Campaign Witnesses to the recent Kurdish victory at the polls speak out and urge support from the UK and EU for the advance of democracy in Turkey. A report back meeting by members of the independent UK observers of the recent Turkish general election raised alarming … Continue reading Threats and Opportunities in the Aftermath of the Turkish Election
On 1 November 2015 Turkey’s snap election saw the AKP re-gain their majority in the National Assembly following an intense few months of state-sponsored violence and pre-election media crackdowns. With concerns over police intimidation and election fraud, the HDP called for independent observers to witness the election take place. Hundreds of volunteers from across Europe took … Continue reading HDP election observation of Turkish snap elections, November 2015
A delegation of independent election observers from Britain, supported by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign monitored the proceedings of June 2015’s vital general election in Turkey, the outcome of which looks set to determine the country’s future direction for a generation. The delegation included: Sean Hawkey, official representative of the Green Party for England and Wales; Melanie … Continue reading Independent Election Observation of Turkish General Election, June 2015
PUBLIC MEETING DATE AND TIME: Thursday 8 May, 6.30-8.30pm VENUE: Room L67, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG Speakers: David Morgan, historian and writer, Peace in Kurdistan Campaign; Father Joe Ryan, Chair of the Westminster Diocese Justice and Peace Commission; Barry White, National Union of Journalists representative to the … Continue reading Turkey’s Municipal Elections: Implications for the Kurdish-Turkish Peace Process
8 December 2019|Peace in Kurdistan Campaign Journalist Alaettin Sinayic and former Green Party executive chair Jean Lambert spoke about the upcoming UK general elections, Brexit, and the Turkish invasion and occupation of North East Syria. Lambert explained that the political structure of the UK has contributed to a dysfunctional Brexit policy and negotiations.
Kurdish people began arriving in the UK in significant numbers in the 1980s and today there are Kurdish communities across much of the country, with a concentration in London. The people came from Iraq, Turkey, Iran, Syria and Armenia, generally fleeing conflict and repression. British governments have a particular historical responsibility for the fate of … Continue reading Briefing on Kurdish community and the 2019 General Election