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Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe

Dostluk Eşitlik ve Barış Partisi (DEB) Κόµµα Ισότητας, Ειρήνης και Φιλίας

Human Rights Violations against Ethnic Turks in Greece Hosted by François Alfonsi Member of the European Parliament Moderator Hans-Heinrich Hansen President of the Federal Union of European Nationalities Speakers François Alfonsi Member of the European Parliament Willy Fautré Director of Human Rights Without Frontiers International Cemil Kabza Journalist from Western Thrace Sinan Kavaz Attorney of Xanthi Turkish Union Venue: European Parliament, Brussels – Room APS 5E001 Date: Wednesday 28 November 2012 – Time: 09:00-12:30 ______________________________________________________________________ Please register by providing your name, surname, date of birth and passport/ID Number per email info@abttf.org or phone +32(0)24016198 by 23 November 2012


Avrupa Batı Trakya Türk Federasyonu Föderation der West-Thrakien Türken in Europa Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe Ευρωπαϊκή Οµοσπονδία Τούρκων ∆υτικής Θράκης Fédération des Turcs de Thrace Occidentale en Europe NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Member of the Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Member of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN)

Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe (ABTTF) & Human Rights Without Frontiers International (HRWF)

“Human Rights Violations against Ethnic Turks in Greece“ Hosted by François Alfonsi MEP European Parliament Brussels, 28 November 2012 PROGRAMME Conference European Parliament, Brussels 28 November 2012 08:30-12:30

08:30 – 09:30 Welcome and registration 9:30 – 9:45

Opening remarks Halit Habipoğlu, President, Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe (ABTTF) Mustafa Ali Çavuş, President, Party of Friendship, Equality, Peace (DEB) (Western Thrace Turkish Minority Political Party)

9:45 – 10:00

The welcoming speech of the host MEP Francois Alfonsi along with his observations in Western Thrace Fact Finding Mission attended with ABTTF on 16-20 October 2012 Speaker:

François Alfonsi MEP, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance

Moderator:

Hans Heinrich Hansen, President, Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN)

Questions and Answers

ABTTF Head Office • Wemerstr. 2, D-58454 Witten • Tel.: +49 (0) 2302 913291 • Fax: +49 (0) 2302 913293 ABTTF Brussels Office • Square de Meeûs 38/40, B-1000 Brussels • Tel.: +32 (0) 2 401 61 98 • Fax: +32 (0) 2 401 68 68 info@abttf.org • www.abttf.org


10:15- 10:45

Presentation of the report of the fact-finding visit on the situation of the Turkish Minority of Western Thrace in Greece This presentation is going to highlight the results of the fact-finding visit to Western Thrace from 16 to 20 October 2012 by a delegation consisting of Mr. Franรงois Alfonsi MEP, Mr. Willy Fautre, Director of Human Rights Without Frontiers International (HRWF), Mr. Hans Heinrich Hansen, President of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) and Mr. Halit HabipoฤŸlu, President of the Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe (ABTTF), and submit its recommendations to the Greek Government Speaker:

Willy Fautre, Director, Human Rights Without Frontiers International

Moderator:

Hans Heinrich Hansen, President, Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN)

Questions and Answers

11:00-11:30

The right to freedom of association of the Turkish Minority of Western Thrace and the problem of implementation of ECtHR judgments by Greece Speaker:

Sinan Kavaz Member of the Turkish Minority of Western Thrace/ Attorney at Law of the Xanthi Turkish Union.

Freedom of expression and media in Greece Speaker:

Cemil Kabza, Member of the Turkish Minority of Western Thrace/ Journalist.

This discussion will highlight the problems Turkish Minority of Western Thrace faces in the realm of fundamental rights and freedoms. Moderator:

Hans Heinrich Hansen, President, Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN)

Questions and Answers

12:00-12:15

Concluding remarks

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Invitation to Conference

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