NEWS

AGENDA A more colourful parliament

The June 7 general election has brought Armenian, Assyrian, Mhallami and Ezidi members into parliament. Meet the minority representatives in this colourful parliament.
AGENDA Doing the maths of the new parliament

46 million voters went to the polls for the June 7 Elections, producing a series of striking outcomes. As the 13-year AKP rule came to an end, the HDP passed the election threshold; and possible coalition scenarios are now being discussed.
AGENDA “HDP is now truly a party of the whole of Turkey”

HDP Co-Chairpersons Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ held a press-conference following the HDP’s election victory. The leaders thanked those who supported the collective effort, and declared, “no coalition with the AKP”.
AGENDA Demirtaş: We Will Win, Peace Will Win

2 people are reported dead following a double explosion at the HDP’s Diyarbakır rally. HDP Co-Chairperson Selahattin Demirtaş repeated his call for calm and peace as in previous attacks targeting the party: “We will win, peace will win. I congratulate your resolve.”
ARMENIA Syrian refugees wait for support

Armenian civilian society organizations have rolled up their sleeves to find a solution for the shelter problem of the 15 thousand Syrian refugees in the country. The #RootsForRefugees campaign that will begin in the 2nd week of June will provide rent support for refugees trying to rebuild their lives in cities. Campaign organizers have called on Diaspora Armenians to contribute to the campaign.