On Tuesday, October 29, a delegation of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) headed by its co-chairman Selahattin Demirtaş, visited the ANCA Washington office and met with a delegation headed by ARF-D Bureau member, Hagop Der Khachadourian.
The possibilities of Armenian Kurdish cooperation as well as the national and democratic aspirations of the Armenian and Kurdish nations were discussed during the meeting.
The previous day an Armenian delegation headed by Hagop Der Khachadourian had attended an all-day conference on the “The Kurdish Role in the New Middle East” that took place in Washington with the participation of Kurdish political leaders from Turkey, Syria, Iran, and Iraq.
After the meeting with Demirtaş, Hagop Der Khachadourian stated
“This meeting presented an opportunity for a useful dialogue about the possibilities of Armenian Kurdish cooperation, Western
Armenia, and Kurdistan as well as the national and democratic aspirations of the Armenian and Kurdish nations”.
Demirtaş was joined by Head of BDP foreign relations, elected from the region of Van, MP Nazmi Gür and BDP Representative in Washington, Mehmet Yüksel.
Since 2009, Demirtaş, as member of Turkey’s Parliament has spoken openly about and has criticized inside and outside the Parliament walls, the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by Turkey as well as the Turkish state policy of denial.
ARF-D Press Office