DERSIM 1937 – 1938
CONFERENCE AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
 
ON THE 74TH ANNIVERSARY OF TURKEY’S DERSIM MASSACRE, THIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE EXAMINES THE EVENT’S IMPORTANCE AND SEEKS JUSTICE FOR THE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES
 
Thursday 26th May, 2011
Room ASP 07C050, 09h30 – 13h00
(Interpretation in Turkish & English, and "passive" French and German)

European Parliament – Rue Wiertz 60 – 1047 Brussels

DRAFT PROGRAMME

09.30 – 09.50 Opening Session 
                       Lothar Bisky, President of GUE/NGL Group 
                       Representative of Democratic Federation of Aleviti (FEDA) and Representative of Association for Reconstruction of Dersim

09.50 – 10.00 Documentary on Dersim

 

10h00-10h50
I- THE TURKISH REPUBLIC AND THE EVENTS OF DERSIM 1937 – 38

Moderators:

Speakers:
The History of Dersim and the Reality of 38
Ms. Ph.D. Nurşen Gürboğa, Boğaziçi University, Department of History, Turkey

The State’s Plans for Dersim
Ms. Ayşe Hür, Journalist, Turkey

 The Kurds, Dersim and Turkey
         Mr. Şerafetin Halis, MP Peace and Democracy Party BDP, Turkey

 

10h50 – 12h00
II- DERSIM 1938 – THE POLITICS AND THE NEED TO CONFRONT REALITY

Moderators:
Mr. Edgar Auth, Journalist, Germany

Speakers:
Political Powers in Turkey and the Fact of Dersim 1938
Mr. Oral Çalışlar, Journalist, Turkey

Facing History in Turkish Politics
Mrs. Nuray Mert, Journalist, Turkey

The Actual Situation of Dersim
Mr. Ferhat Tunç, Singer, Democracy and Freedom Block Dersim Independent Candidate, Turkey

Questions and discussion followed by closing remarks by moderators

12.00 – 12.45
III- DERSIM 1938, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND COMPARATIVE EXPERIENCES

Moderators:
Ms. Maria Christin Vergiat, Member of Europian Parlament

Speakers:
The Dersim Massacre in the International Context of Genocide
Mr. Barry A. Fisher, Lawyer and Human Rights Defender,  USA

Moving Forward: Dersim and the International Experience
Mr. Prof. Dr. Mithat Sancar, Ankara University Faculty of Law, Turkey

What Next for Turkey – The Perspective of International law
Mr. Erdal Doğan, Lawyer, Turkey 
Questions and discussion followed by closing remarks by moderators

12.45-13.00
Closing Session
Adoption of a Final Declaration

MEP Jürgen Klute, GUE/NGL Group, on behalf of the European Parliament – Kurds Friendship Group, Germany
Aysel Tuğluk, Co-Chair of Democratic Society Congress (DTK) and Democracy and Freedom Block Van Independent Candidate, Turkey

Conference’s secretariat: [email protected]

 

CONFERENCE’S TECHNICAL INFORMATION
(Important!)

In order to have an access to the European parliament, any participant MUST send the following information to [email protected]

1) name & surmane & family name
2) date of birth
3) place of residence

This information MUST be sent to the above-mentioned address mail NOT LATER than 19th of May.

Please note that any incomplete request of registration will be automatically refused, because the European parliament’s security rules.

A conference’s desk will be at your disposal starting from next Thursday the 26th of May at 08h45.

Please use the main European parliament’s entrance in PLACE DE LUXEMBOURG – after the sliding doors you’ll find the conference’s desk where you can collect your pass with your name.

Please note that the organizers CANNOT accept any registration after the above-mentioned deadline (19th of May), thank you for your cooperation.

Any additional request of information must be sent to [email protected]

 

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