Room: MA 751
IG Metall, HDP/HDK Berlin (Halkların Demokratik Kongresi (HDK) – Peoples’ Democratic Congress / Halklarin Demokratik Partisi (HDP) – Peoples’ Democratic Party)
Turkey is waging a brutal war against its own citizens. It is not only targeting Kurds, but also Armenians, Alewites and most of the non-Sunnis minorities. Suppression of oppositional groups, trade unions, journalists and academics is going on. Turkey’s aggression is -with changing alliances- in the centre of international conflicts (Russia, Northern Syria (Rojava), Iraq (Mosul), Iran, Cyprus). Turkey is of geostrategic importance for EU and NATO. It is the largest buyer of German weapons, European bridgehead in the Middle East, the second largest NATO army, part of Nabucco pipeline project and involved in the encirclement of Russia. We will concentrate on means to stop it before it gets out of control.
Erkin Erdogan, HDK Berlin (Halkların Demokratik Kongresi (HDK) – Peoples’ Democratic Congress; Peter Vlatten, IGM