SOAS Kurdish Society in association with Peace in Kurdistan Campaign
The long road to peace and reconciliation in Turkey: Opportunities for genuine dialogue between Ankara and the Kurds
Seminar on Saturday, 16 November 4-6pm
SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG, Room L67, Main Building
Speakers: Judge Essa Moosa, International Peace and Reconciliation Initiative, South Africa
Akif Wan, Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) UK Representative
Chair: Birgul Yilmaz, PhD Candidate in Linguistics & Teaching Fellow, SOAS, Faculty of Languages and Cultures
The key speaker at this seminar will be Judge Essa Moosa, a distinguished human rights advocate from South Africa, who is making a brief visit to London and will bring his considerable experience of involvement in the successful anti-apartheid struggle to contribute towards a peaceful democratic resolution of the Kurdish question, in this case in Turkey. Mr Moosa will discuss his work with the new International Peace and Reconciliation Initiative, established a year ago in response to a call from Archbishop Desmond Tutu for the Turkish government to begin negotiations with the Kurdish movement.