Leyla Zana – European parliament

0,,18765023_303,00 Leyla Zana was invited to the European Parliament on Tuesday October 6, 7 and 8 where she participated in a series of meetings before being received by the President of the Parliament Martin Schulz.

Zana also participated in a debate entitled “The situation in Turkey” conducted by Nicolas Schmit, Minister in charge of relations with the European Parliament during the Luxembourg Presidency of the EU Council, and completed the meetings with a press conference with the president of the Greens Group Rebecca Harms.


The war policy of the AKP government, the resolution of the Kurdish question, the duties of the European Union and the European Parliament on this issue and the situation in Rojava were among the main topics of these meetings.


The Rafto prize and Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought of the E
uropean Parliament laureate denounced the calculating and contradictory practices of the current government that asks Kurds to renounce to violence to be recognized, and when they win democratically 13.1% of the vote in general elections, rejects the results by brutally resorting to its violent political war. To Zana, this permanent doubt of the will of the Kurdish people is actually a strategy of state which aims to manipulate Kurdish people by saying them their will will only be accepted if they vote for the AKP.
She also called on all parties to return to the negotiating table and demanded the presence of a third party, external and neutral which is accepted by all, otherwise the continuation of peace efforts will be severely disrupted.
She also asked European and International institutions, especially the United Nations, the European Union and the Council of Europe to intervene beyond the condmnations and take more concrete steps towards Turkey.

Leyla Zana expressed also her fears about the November 1 elections, which will be run according to her fraudulently and in a non-fair way, as usual.

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