International Imralı Peace Delegation to visit Turkey

via ANF-News

Before their talks in Ankara, two members of the delegation, Ögmundur Jónasson and Connor Hayes, will also visit the activists participating in a hunger strike in Strasbourg, France.

The International Imralı Peace Delegation, consisting of academics and activists from different countries will hold talks in Turkey and North Kurdistan on February 11-16.

The delegation consisting of Icelandic historian Ögmundur Jónasson, British unionist Manuel Cortes, Argentinean economist and human rights activist Beverly Ann Keene, British jurist Paul Scholey, British actress Maxine Peake, US philosophy student Connor Hayes, British trade unionist Tony Burke, British writer John Hunt, British photograph artist and director Jonathan Spaull, is set to hold talks in Turkey and North Kurdistan between February 11-16.

The delegation, which has applied to meet with the Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan in Imrali and officials of the Turkish Ministry of Justice, will start their talks with a meeting on 12 February with Pervin Buldan, the co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). The delegation will hold a press conference at the HDP headquarters, and will meet with officials of the Human Rights Association (IHD), the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TIHV) and Public Workers Unions on the same day.

The delegation will be moving to Amed (Diyarbakır) on February 13, and meet with Leyla Guven, who is on a hunger strike for 93 days. The delegation will then meet with representatives of civil society organizations in Amed.

On February 14, the delegation will meet with representatives of the Democratic Society Congress (DTK), Democratic Regions Party (DBP) and Mothers of Peace.

The delegation will then travel to Istanbul, set to hold a joint press conference with the lawyers at the Asrin Law Office.

Before their talks in Ankara, two members of the delegation, Ögmundur Jónasson and Connor Hayes, will also visit the activists participating in a hunger strike in Strasbourg, France.

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