Dr. Hassan Aydinli, ITF EU representative received an invitation from MEP Josef Weidenholzer to participate to the Conference on Human Rights in Iraq at the EU Parliament

July 2, 2015 at 11:52 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment

Dr. Hassan Aydinli, Iraqi Turkmen Front EU representative was invited as speaker at the Conference on Human Rights and religious minorities in Iraq, which was hosted by MEP Josef Weidenholzer  at the European Parliament on 29th – 30th June and 1st July 2015. 

MEP Josef Weidenholzer, Chairman of the Conference and Dr. Hassan Aydinli, Iraqi Turkmen Front EU representative.

Were present at the conference opening:
H.E. Dr. Jawad Al-Chlaihawi, Designated Ambassador of Iraq in Belgium
Delavar Ajgely, Head of the Mission to European Union, KRG
Breen Tahseen,  Yazidi representative of the ‘Mir’ family, Iraqi Diplomat

Several Members of the European Parliament participated at the Conference.
Marietje Schaake (ALDE), Ana Gomes (S&D), Cornelia Ernst(GUE), Michèle Alliot-Marie Former State Minister (France),Ismail Ertug,  Engel Frank,  Freund Eugen, Afzal Khan, Barabara Lochbihler, Martin Edouard, Piri Kali, Reimon Michel, Terricabras Josep-Maria, Zaborska Anna.
Alessia Corsini, European Commission
Thomas Schmidinger, Humanitarian Organisation LeEZA, University Vienna

Participants :
Hassan Aydinli, Iraqi Turkmen Front EU representative
Jamil Suleiman Haydar, Former Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Iraq
Mirza Dinnayi, Head of “Air Bridge” Iraq & KRG Advisor for Disputed Areas in Iraq
Yonadam Yawsep Kanna, Iraqi Parliament, Assyrian Democratic Movement (ZOWAA)
Yousuf Muharam Salman, Shabak Democratic Gathering in Europe, Iraqi Minorities Council
Hasan Nagham, Gynaecologist and volunteer aid worker for an NGO in Iraq
Emanuel Youkhana, Archimandrite, Head of CAPNI (Christian Aid Program Northern Iraq)
Mato Naif, Mayor Kojo (village massacred by IS)
Salam Farhan, Director of Mandaean Human Rights Group
Hayder Shesho, HPS (Shingal’s protection units)
Mamou Farhan Othman, Director of the European Studies Centre, Univesity of Duhok
Leyla Ferman, Co-President of the Yezidi Federation of Europe
Diya Butrus Sulaywa, Head of Independant Commission for Human Rights, Kurdistan
Naher Arslan, Assyrian Institute of Belgium
Lokman Khalil, Shabak, Netherlands
Goran Alkakay, Kakai-Intellectual, Nineveh Plains
Shuhaib G. Nashi, Mandaen Association Union, Morristown, NJ
Hagop Simonian, Armenian Community Arbil


Dr. Hassan Aydinli  spoke on the Political and Humanitarian Situation of Turkmens


The panel was chaired by Michiel Leezenberg, University Amsterdam

Dr. Hassan Aydinli speaking with Michèle Alliot-Marie, MEP, Former State Minister, Head of the Parliamentary Working Group ‘Christians in the Middle East”, France.

The conference was followed by ‘Working Groups’ during which the participants had a chance to discuss the following questions in smaller groups:
1. Which political solutions are there for the minorities in Iraq that are threatened by IS and other militias?
2. What can the European Union do to support such solutions?
3. Which humanitarian measures would you ask from the EU?

Dr. Hassan Aydinli  and MEP Josef Weidenholzer


A Joint Press Meeting took place in the Glassroom at the EP on 1st July 2015.

Moderations and Introduction : MEP Josef Weidenholzer.
participants: 
Mirza Dinnayi, Head of “Air Bridge” Iraq & KRG Advisor for Disputed Areas in Iraq
Hassan Aydinli, Iraqi Turkmen Front EU representative
Yonadam Yawsep Kanna, Iraqi Parliament, Assyrian Democratic Movement (ZOWAA)
Yousuf Muharam Salman, Shabak Democratic Gathering in Europe, Iraqi Minorities Council
Hasan Nagham, Gynaecologist and volunteer aid worker for an NGO in Iraq
Emanuel Youkhana, Archimandrite, Head of CAPNI (Christian Aid Program Northern Iraq)
Mato Naif, Mayor Kojo (village massacred by IS)
Salam Farhan, Director of Mandaean Human Rights Group

This is the second time Dr. Hassan Aydinli, ITF EU representative was invited at the EU Parliament this month to speak about the Turkmens of Iraq, please see:
Two Iraqi Turkmen representatives, were invited as guest speakers at the EU Parliament in Strasbourg, at the Delegation for Relations with Iraq Meeting on 10th June 2015

http://turkmenfriendship.blogspot.be/2015/07/dr-hassan-aydinli-iraqi-turkmen-front.html

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