Hosted by Bart Staes, MEP
 
Speakers:   Bayram Altun for DTP,
                 Abdullah Demirbas, mayor of Sur Diyarbakir,
                 Faik Yagizay, european representative of DTP
                 Derwich Ferho, chairman of the Kurdish Institute in Brussels. 
 
Explanation:
The Kurdish mayors from south east Turkey who are working on a multi-linguistic base as representatives have more and more problems with the Turkish authorities. 56 mayors of DTP (Party for a Democratic Society) are threatened to be dismissed.
 
These mayors make an appeal to the European politicians for solidarity in order to push Turkey to respect freedom of speech and democracy. They hope their visit will create a co-operation with the European politicians to defend the elected Kurdish representatives. 
 
 
 

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