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The Kurdish Question & Making of a New Constitution in Turkey

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April 27, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 280B
Explore the evolution of the Kurdish conflict in a changing Turkey with four of the most senior Kurdish leaders, including chairs of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democratic Party and the chair of the Kurdish civil society platform (Democratic Society Congress). The parliamentarians will address the rising authoritarianism of the Turkish government, the new constitution-making process in Turkey, Kurdish politics in Syria and Iraq, and limits of the neo-Ottomanist model with regard to the Arab Spring. Panelists will include: Gülten Kışanak, co-chair of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), MP Selahattin Demirtaş, co-chair of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), MP Nazmi Gür, vice chair of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), MP Ahmet Türk, co-chair of the Kurdish civil society platform, Democratic Society Congress (DTK), MP Event will include a free Mediterranean lunch.