This terrorist act is all the more monstrous, considering, that the youth was gathered in Suruc to go and volunteer in Kobanê, to assist the reconstruction of the city after the destruction by Daesh (ISIS, ISIL). Our thoughts go to the families of those 31 people killed and the hundreds injured.
Sooner or later, Erdogan’s policy of supporting the terrorists in Syria would turn against him; unfortunately this has been the case now, with the loss of innocent young lives. Continue reading
BRUSSELS, 18 May 2015 – The European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) calls on Turkish citizens living in Europe to vote for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (Turkish: Halkların Demokratik Partisi, HDP) in the June 7 parliamentary elections of Turkey.
EAFJD’s support for the HDP is based on the shared values and approaches on many issues of mutual interest. We consider the HDP to be a progressive force in Turkey, actively struggling for peoples’ rights in their vernacular and with respect to their cultural, religious beliefs and background.
The EAFJD has been in an ongoing dialogue with the HDP since the latter’s foundation and has already supported the candidacy of several ethnic Armenians as candidates of the HDP.
The EAFJD expects the Turkish authorities to ensure a free and fair campaign cycle and elections and is continuously and closely monitoring the course of events.
The European Armenian Federation wishes the HDP success in the upcoming parliamentary elections. An HDP parliamentary group in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey would mean the presence of a party for freedom, equality, peace and justice.
EUROPEAN ARMENIAN FEDERATION FOR JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY