We would like to draw your attention to the event entitled “Dynamics of Kurdish Question and the ‘Peace Process’ in Turkey” which is organized by LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies. This event will start with a documentary screening called as “Bûka Baranê (The Children Chasing the Rainbow)”on forced migration in a village of the Eastern Turkey, and will follow with a panel discussion on “Dynamics of Kurdish Question and the ‘Peace Process’ in Turkey.”

This event will take place from 17:00 to 20:30 on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 at CLM.3.02, 3rd Floor, Clement House, LSE, 99 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF, London. Please find below the event programme and a short note on the summary of the documentary:

Event Programme:

17:00-18:00 — Documentary Screening: “Bûka Baranê (The Children Chasing the Rainbow)”

(In Turkish with English Subtitles)

18:00-20:00 — Panel Discussion: “Dynamics of Kurdish Question and the ‘Peace Process’ in Turkey”

Speakers and Titles: Ms. Hale Akay, Research Coordinator (Turkey), Citizens Network for Human Security Project, Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly: “Turkey’s Solution Process: The Impossibility of a Peace Excluding People”

Ms. Nurcan Baysal, Researcher, and Board Member of Diyarbakır Institute for Political and Social Research:”Invisible Struggle: Displaced Villagers Rebuilding Lives in Their Homeland”

Dr. Cengiz Gunes, Associate Lecturer, Open University, UK: “Conflict Resolution in Turkey: Challenges and Prospects”

Ms. Dilek Kurban, Stiftung Mercator-IPC Fellow. Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP): “Justice for the Forced Displaced: State, Kurds and the Law”

Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair, Contemporary Turkish Studies, European Institute, LSE

N.B. on the Documentary, Bûka Baranê (The Children Chasing the Rainbow): Bukâ Baranê focuses on the story of the children who grew up in a village in the South-eastern part of Turkey, where war constituted a significant part of daily life. It is also an account of the war that has been going on in Turkey for the last 30 years. The documentary gives voice to the yearning for peace, based on ordinary people’s experiences.

This event is free and open to all. But, pre-registration is required to attend the event. Please send an e-mail to  or with your name&surname, and occupation. All confirmed attendees are welcomed on a first come first served basis. Those who are not confirmed and added to the attendee list will not be permitted to the event.