MESOP BERLIN : HDP’S DEMIRTAS & GÜLTAN KISANAK GREAT RECEPTION IN GERMANIES CAPITOL WOTN WITH STEINMEIER / GABRIEL / ÖZDEMIR / HEUSGEN / LAMMERT / ROTH & ALSO WITH THE “HERTIE FOUNDATION”
13 Apr 2014 – Amed Metropolitan Municipality Co-mayor Gültan Kışanak, HDP Foreign Affair Chair and Bingöl MP Hişyar Özsoy and HDP Europe representative Eyüp Doru (few years ago arrested and accused by German police in Munich for terrorist activities) are also taking part in the committee.
The topics in the visits have been the war in Rojava and Northern Kurdistan, the problems asylum seekers face and Turkey-EU relations, on which the committee has voiced criticisms and suggestions.The committee arrived in the German capital the previous day and started their intense 2-day long program yesterday.
The HDP committee first met with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Foreign and Security Policies Advisor Christoph Heusgen. They have also held meetings with CDU/CSU Foreign Relations Representative Jurgen Hardt and Andreas Nick. The delegation later continued their visits with the Co-chair of the Green Party Cem Özdemir and Federal German Parliament Chair Norbert Lammert.
DEMİRTAŞ SPOKE IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Demirtaş and the committee met with representatives from several media outlets as well. Concluding the program of the first day, Demirtaş attended the Hertie School of Governance University’s panel discussion as a speaker. The panel was moderated in English by Dilek Kurban and around 250 people attended, including ambassadors, politicians, scientists and individuals from different groups.
Amed Metropolitan Municipality co-mayor Gülten Kışanak met with former Hannover Municipality mayor and honorary head of USLRRE Herbert Schmalstieg and Vice Secretary General of Union of Social Democrat Municipalities Peter Hamon.
MEETING WITH THE VICE CHANCELLOR
The committee will meet with Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank Walter Seinmeier, followed by a meeting with Vice Chancellor and Social Democrat Party chair Sigmar Gabriel.The committee is expected to meet with the Green Party Federal Parliament Deputy Chairperson Claudia Roth as well. Co-chair Demirtaş is expected to give a speech in the group meeting of the Left Party in the parliament. www.mesop.de