Campaign Statements

OPEN LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON

Oppose the lifting of immunity of HDP deputies

The lifting of immunity threatens to take Turkish politics back decades

Standing alongside all Kurdish women on International Women’s Day, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN STATEMENT, 8 March 2016

Athens conference on Ocalan and the international conspiracy against the KurdsPIK statement by Margaret Owen OBE

Free Abdullah Ocalan   PIK statement on the occasion of the 17th anniversary of his abduction

Stop the Slaughter in Kurdistan, Break the Silence PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, 8 February 2016

2015

Lift the Siege on Kurdish Cities – Stop the War Against the Kurds, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, 20 December 2015

PIK statement on UK bombing of SyriaPEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, 7 December 2015

The murder of Elci must not mark the death of peace, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, 29 November 2015

Open Letter to the Turkish Government: Restart the Peace Process in Turkey – No to Turkey’s military intervention in Syria – Defend Rojava! PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, 27 July 2015

UK election monitors return from Turkey following stunning HDP result, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, 11 June 2015

Make this Newroz a genuine celebration of peace PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, 19 March 2015

Drop the terrorism charges against Silan Ozcelik PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, 13 February 2015

Solidarity message on the occasion of the 16th anniversary of Abdullah Öcalan’s abduction and the events on the worldwide signature campaign on 13 and 14 February 2015 in Strasbourg, France, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, 10 February 2015

2014

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign salutes the PKK on the 36th anniversary of its foundation, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, 27 November 2014

The Resistance of Kobane will Triumph Over Tyranny, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Statement, 16 October 2014

We support Demirtas – the only candidate for change for Kurds and all in Turkey, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Statement, 8 August 2014

Rojava must not fall: Support Kurdish democratic autonomy against ISIS PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Statement, 15 July 2014

Kurds for an independent Scotland, JOINT STATEMENT BY THE KURDISH COMMUNITY OF THE UK, 30 May 2014

Peace in Kurdistan welcomes the release of Ocalan’s lawyers and members of the CHD, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Statement, 28 March 2014

UK monitors travel to Turkey to monitor local elections, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press Release, 28 March 2014

Peace, equality and self-determination: The Kurds take the lead in proposing a new way for Syria, PEACE IN KURDISTAN, CAMPACC, HALKEVI, KURDISH COMMUNITY CENTRE, SUSSEX KURDISH COMMNITY CENTRE Statement, 14 February 2014.

Outrage as Kurds held up for hours at Dover crossingPEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press Release, 6 February 2014

2013

Margaret Owen returns from solidarity visit to Rojava, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press Release, 30 December 2013

Prominent human rights lawyer and women’s rights campaigner visits Rojava in solidarity with Kurdish women, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press Release, 20 December 2013

Mass trial of Abdullah Ocalan’s lawyers to be observed by UK barristersPEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press Release, 17 December 2013

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign shares in the universal sadness at the loss of Nelson Mandela, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Statement, 8 December 2013

Solidarity message on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the PKK, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Statement, 29 November 2013

UK trial observers arrive in Istanbul amid demonstrations to witness mass trial of lawyers, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press Release, 16 September 2013

The Kurds stand for a peaceful, secular and democratic Syria, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Statement, 2 September 2013

Defend the Kurds in Syria from massacre and ethnic cleansingPEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Statement, 8 August 2013

Save Roj TV – independent voice of the Kurds, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN and CAMPACC Statement, 1 August 2013

International monitors to observe fifth hearing in mass trial of lawyers, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press Release, 18 June 2013

‘Western Kurdistan could be a model for a free and democratic Syria’, PYD co-president tells London audience, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, 7 May 2013

Open Letter to Christiane Taubira, French Justice Minister: Women call for Justice for Sakine, Fidan and Leyla, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, Open Letter, 25 April 2013

Lawyers of jailed Kurdish leader set to face judges once again, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press Release, 26 March 2013

At the forefront of the struggle, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Solidarity Statement, 7 March 2013

Protest at Mass Arrest of Trade Unionists in Turkey, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Statement, 22 February 2013

Friends of Adem Uzun writes an open letter to French Justice Minister, FRIENDS OF ADEM UZUN, Open letter, 5 February 2013.

Protest against another mass arrest of lawyers in Turkey, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, Press Statement 18 January 2013.

This brutal execution of Kurdish women activists is a cynical attempt to derail the peace process that won’t succeed, KURDISTAN NATIONAL CONGRESS UK AND PEACE IN KURDISTAN PRESS STATEMENT, 10 January 2013

2012

Towards freedom and democracy for Syria and all the peoples of the Middle East,Urgent Appeal to members of Parliament, the European Parliament, NGOs and activists, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, 13 December 2012

Appeal to Prime Minister Erdogan to end the KCK trials, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Appeal, 12 December 2012

PYD leader puts the Kurdish case for achieving peace in SyriaPEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press Release, 4 December 2012

UK delegation briefs MP’s on ‘highly political‘ KCK trial in TurkeyPEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press Release, 29 November 2012

PM Erdogan Must Respond to the Demands of the Kurdish Hunger Strikers, PEACE IN KURDISTAN OPEN LETTER TO TURKISH PRIME MINISTER TAYYIP ERDOGAN, 5 November 2012

Leading UK lawyers to observe anti-terror trial in Istanbul, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press release, 5 November 2012

Press freedom crushed by Anti-terror laws in Europe, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN AND CAMPAIGN AGAINST CRIMINALISING COMMUNITIES (CAMPACC), Statement, 28 October 2012

Release Kurdish political campaigner Adem Uzun! PEACE IN KURDISTAN AND CAMPAIGN AGAINST CRIMINALISING COMMUNITIES (CAMPACC) Press statement, 20 October 2012

Solidarity message to the BDP 2nd Extraordinary Congress 14 October 2012, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Solidarity message, 14 October 2012

‘Time is of the essence’: Professor Mary Davis calls for solidarity with trade unionists, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Statement, 1 October 2012

Trials and tribulations in Turkey, PEACE IN KURDISTAN Meeting report, 25 September 2012

Plaid Cymru annual conference calls for release of Abdullah Ocalan. PEACE IN KURDISTAN Statement, 20 September 2012

The mass trial of 36 defence lawyersPEACE IN KURDISTAN Press Statement, 20 July 2012

Professor Mary Davis returns from solidarity delegation to North Kurdistan, PEACE IN KURDISTAN Press Release, 20 July 2012

UK delegation sets out to monitor trial of lawyers in Turkey, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press release, 15 July 2012

Message of solidarity with Busra Ersanli and Ragip Zarakolu, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN solidarity letter, 1 July 2012

Revoke the conviction of Leyla Zana: start the peace process, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, Statement 25 May 2012

Open letter to Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, 18 April 2012

Turkey Must Immediately Lift the Ban on Ozgur Gundem. PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, Statement 27 March 2012

Newroz 2012 a Festival of FreedomPEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Statement, 17 March 2012

Syrian Kurdish opposition groups hold public meeting in parliamentPEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press Release, 16 February 2012

BDP chair Demirtas denounces the silence of the international community in face of increasingly violent repression of Turkey’s Kurds. PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, February 2012

2011

Open letter to Foreign Secretary William Hague MP, Appeal for the immediate release of lawyers in Turkey, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN, December 2011

Mass arrests of trade unionists in Turkey: Urgent Appeal! PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN AND UNISON SOUTH LANARKSHIRE, Appeal, 5 December 2011

Mass Arrest of Lawyers is No Way to Run a Democracy, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press Release, 23 November 2011

Former Plaid Cymru President Dafydd Iwan warns ROJ-TV trial threatens democratic principle of freedom of press, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press Release, 15 November 2011

International Appeal for Solidarity: Protest over the arrests of Ragip Zarakolu and Professor Busra Ersanli, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Statement, 10 November 2011

Prisons and Bombs Cannot Eliminate the Legitimate Demands of the KurdsPEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Statement, 8 November 2011

A change of direction for Turkey? PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press Statement, 16 June 2011

New Öcalan book offers opportunity for peace, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Report, 5 June 2011

Trial of Kurds ‘turns tables on Turkey’: 2nd UK delegation to mass trial reports back, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press Release, 24 January 2011

2010

UK delegation to observe Diyarbakir trial of 151 Kurdish political activists and human rights defenders, PEACE IN KURDISTAN CAMPAIGN Press release, 17 October 2010