AYF Participates in First BDP Youth Congress in Diyarbakir -
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey—On Saturday, November 30, an AYF (ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Youth Organization) delegation comprised of Sarkis Degirmenjian and Rupen Janbazian from Armenia, participated in the first youth congress of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP). The congress was organized by the Youth Assembly of the BDP and was held in Diyarbakir’s Seyrantepe Sport Hall. The invitation was extended to the AYF as well as all other member youth organizations of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY).
It is important to note that two other high-level meeting between delegations representing the ARF and the BDP were held over the past few weeks in Washington and Istanbul on October 29 and November 12 respectively. The November 29 meeting was the first time since 1923 that an official ARF delegation had visited Istanbul.
Turkey’s BDP, which was founded in 2008, has observer status in the Socialist International, and publicly urges the government of Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide.
The Armenian Weekly