Preparations finalised for the Kurdish Conference in London

Preparations have been finalised for the 3rd Annual Kurdish Conference to be held in London on 15 February with the participation of many personalities from politics, academia and women's organisations.

The Kurdish People's Democratic Assembly of Britain will hold the 3rd Annual Kurdish Conference at SOAS University on 15 February, the 25th anniversary of the handover of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan to Turkey by an international conspiracy. The all-day conference will consist of three sessions titled "The Reality of the Crisis in the Middle East; Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran and General Regional Assessments", "Jin Jiyan Azadi; Building Social Peace on the Path to Women's Freedom" and Peaceful Solution to the Kurdish Question; Öcalan and the Isolation Policy".

The conference will host a wide range of participants including Cengiz Çandar, Amed MP for DEM Party; Feleknas Uca, former HDP MP; Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Brighton MP for the UK Labour Party; Maurice Glasman from the House of Lords; Mazlum Dinç, a lawyer from Asrın Law Office; Dr Abdulkarim Omar, European Representative of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria; and Simon Dubbins from Unite the Union.

Agit Amara, member of the Conference Preparatory Committee and Foreign Affairs Representative of the Kurdish People's Democratic Assembly of Britain, said that this year's conference will be held within the scope of the "Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan, a Political Solution to the Kurdish Question" campaign launched by the friends of the Kurdish people worldwide on 10 October 2023.

Speaking to ANF, Agit Amara stated that the preparations have been finalised for the conference which will bring together important personalities.

'The way out of the crisis is leader Öcalan’s ideas'

Agit Amara stated: “We are going through a third world war and that the war environments in the Middle East and Europe have created economic, ecological and political systemic crises. In fact, we draw attention to the fact that the way out of all chaos and crisis passes through the ideas of Leader Apo (Abdullah Öcalan). From this point of view, we will discuss the region and the emerging crises, addressing the Middle East, namely Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey, in the first part of the conference. Then we will discuss the women's libertarian struggle rising with the slogan 'Jin, Jiyan, Azadi' (Woman, Life, Freedom) on the axis of peace. And most importantly, we will talk about the abolition of isolation and the role of Leader Apo in the peaceful solution of the Kurdish question.”

'Isolation affects not only the Kurdish people but the peace of all peoples'

Amara pointed out that: "Politically, lifting the isolation of Leader Apo means opening a path to peace in the Middle East and ensuring him to play his role in the solution of the Kurdish question. In terms of its ideological dimension, we think that with the 'Democratic Confederalism' paradigm developed by Leader Apo during 25 years of captivity, he will play an important role in the construction of a new model, especially in the Middle East, and in overcoming the crises of war and violence. In this respect, isolation affects not only the Kurdish people but the peace of all peoples. In other words, the isolation policy is an attack on the peoples. The leading actor in building peace is Leader Öcalan, and in this respect, freedom and peace are closer as we expand the 'freedom for Abdullah Öcalan' campaign. On this basis, we invite all academic, social and political circles to our conference."