Kurdish Association of Ireland Stages Hunger Strike in Dublin

20 July 2011

Kurdish Association of Ireland Stages a hunger strike in Dublin to take place on Wednesday 20th July outside European Union House, Dublin 2.
The hunger strike will mark the 88th anniversary of Lausanne Treaty signed on 24th July 1923 which officially divided Kurdistan between Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria.

The Kurdish Association of Ireland launches a hunger strike to protest against the injustice and the crimes committed against the Kurds.

- We demand the revocation Lausanne Treaty or its replacement by another pact where the rights of the Kurds are recognised.

- We demand that the right of Kurdish people to self-determination as enshrined by the international laws must be recognised.

- While Middle East is going through change there is an opportunity for EU to support the Kurds to find a democratic solution to the Kurdish issue.

Kurdish Association of Ireland - 18/07/2011

Spokespersons: Ekrem Yavuz, 0852114150

Abraham Aryan, 0858141424