Tuesday, 9th December 2008
"The Minorities of Turkeyfacecontinuing Cultural Genocide"
Venue: Committee Room 17,
The House of Commons, WestminsterTime: 12 noon
Agenda:1 The recent comments by the Turkish Prime Minister and Defence MinisterPrime Minister Recep T. Erdogan, on 4th November 2008 (at the press conference for the visit of the Lebanese Prime Minister, Fuad Siniora), said that "Turkey consists of one nation, one flag and one land and that anyone who is not in agreement with this should leave the country".On10th November, in Brussels,Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gönül celebrated the genocide of Armenians, praising the policy of what he termed the "deportation", because it allowed the construction of the Turkish nation. And he added: "Would it be possible today to maintain the same national State if the existence of Greeks in the Aegean region and of Armenians in several regions of Turkey had continued as before?"
2 The Human Rights of Kurds, Armenians, Assyrians, Crypto-Armenians, Crypto-Assyrians.
- Prof. Gregory Stanton(President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars)
- Desmond Fernandes(Author of The Kurdish Genocide in Turkey andThe Kurdish and Armenian Genocides: From Censorship and Denial to Recognition?)
- Khatchatur Pilikian(Presenting his paper: 'Genocide's Ultimate Aim - Plunder and Annihilationof Multi-Culturalism')
- An Assyrian speaker from Turkey
Sponsor and Chair : Dr. Bob Spink MP (Independent)
Solidarity with the Victims of All Genocides,(SVAG)
Nor Serount Cultural Association
CHAK (Centre of Halabja)
The Seyfo Centre