Turkish-Kurdish Dialogue

Since the elections of June this year many Kurdish and Turkish people have been killed as a result of the violence between the two sides. A bombing of a peace demonstration in Ankara on October 10 killed at least 106 people.

The current situation of violence leads also to tensions among the Turkish/Kurdish diaspora living in Europe. In an attempt to de-escalate these tensions, a group of engaged people started an initiative to bring moderate Kurdish and Turkish people in the Netherlands together.

Six of them have started a working group together. By writing for blogs and newspapers, organizing meetings and engaging politicians they want to generate an open dialogue and mobilize the larger Turkish/Kurdish diaspora to support peaceful solutions.