European Parliament

We have been working relentlessly with the European Parliament in order to address and inform the sensitive Kurdish issue amongst the members  of the European parliament.

We are mainly working with active political parties within the European Parliament and also taking part in the EU-Turkey mixte commission.

A group supporting the Kurdish cause within the European Parliament has also been set up, composed of members of the European Parliament mainly from the Green, Liberal , Socialist and Left Groups.

This Group is currently presided by Marie-Christine Vergiat ( GUE / NGI ).

Conferences, debates and press releases are regularly organised regarding the Kurdish issue.

Furthermore, we follow closely the various resolutions regarding the Kurdish issue, Turkey and the EU.

European Parliament Members to Erdoğan: Accept local election results

46 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from different political parties and groups have sent an open letter to the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan....

Maja Kocijancic: Dismissals and detentions of local politicians and appointment of trustees seriously risk damaging local democracy

Statement by Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for EU's Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the suspensions of our mayors and detainment of hundreds...

13th International conference at the EP: “Turkey, The Kurds and the war in the Middle East”

Kariane WESTRHEIM, Chair of the EUTCC, University of Bergen, (Norway), Josef WEIDENHOLZER, MEP, Vice-President of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in...

HDP MPs meet EP President Schulz in Brussels

A delegation from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) held talks in the European Parliament in Brussels and spoke of the dimension Turkish President Recep...

HDP’s Delegation meets chair of S&D at the EP

A HDP's delegation composed of Eyyup Doru, HDP's representative in Europe and HDP deputies Tuğba Hezer Öztürk and Faysal Sarıyıldız, had a meeting with...

Press conference at the EP on the mass arrests of HDP deputies

A Press conference organized by the Kurdish Friendship Group was held this morning in the European Parliament to denounce the recent arrests of members...

EU High representatives on the detention of Selahattin Demirtaş, Figen Yüksekdag and HDP Members of Parliament in Turkey

President of the EP Martin Schulz: Today’s detentions send a chilling signal about the state of political pluralism in Turkey. Selahattin Demirtaş, Figen Yüksekdag and...

GUE/NGL President Gabi Zimmer’s reaction over mass arrests of Kurdish MP’s

GUE/NGL President Gabi Zimmer has reacted with concern to the arrests of HDP chairmen Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtaş: "The arrest of the leaders of...

Rebecca Harm’s statement on Turkey’s recent opposition arrests

Opposition arrests a further blow to democracy and rule of law Several members of Turkey’s opposition HDP party, including its leader Selahattin Demirtas, have been...