Peace and Democracy Party
|Peace and Democracy Party
Kurdish: Partiya Aştî û Demokrasiyê
Turkish: Barış ve Demokrasi Partisi
Gülten Kışanak (co-chair)
|Founded||3 May 2008|
|Preceded by||Democratic Society Party|
|Headquarters||Barış Manço Cad. 32. Sk. No:37, Balgat – Ankara, Turkey|
|Political position||Left wing|
|International affiliation||Socialist International (consultative member)|
|European affiliation||Party of European Socialists (observer member)|
|Politics of Turkey
The BDP succeeded the Democratic Society Party (DTP) in 2008, following the closure of the latter party for its alleged connections with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The BDP is co-chaired by Selahattin Demirtaş and Gülten Kışanak. One-third of its representatives are Alevi.
The party chairman has called for the PKK to disarm. The BDP has observer status in the Socialist International. BDP supports Turkey's membership in the European Union, same-sex marriages in Turkey, an anti-discrimination law to protect LGBT people and also wants the Government of Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide.
- "Our Office". Peace and Democracy Party – US Representative Office. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
- The Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) is the current incarnation of the Kurdish nationalist party in Turkey, Andrew Finkel, Turkey: What Everyone Needs to Know, Oxford University Press, 2012, s. 122.
- http://www.todayszaman.com/columnist-312698-alevi-kurds-problem.html Alevi Kurds' problem, todayszaman.com
- "Pro-Kurdish deputies pay 12th visit to jailed PKK leader". Sunday's Zaman. 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2013-11-25.
- BDP chairman calls on PKK to lay down arms
- "Member Parties of the Socialist International". Socialist International.
- "About Peace and Democracy Party". BDP. BDP. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- "BDP'nin eşcinsel evlilik isteği tartışılıyor". Haber 10 (in Turkish). 15 May 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- "BDP urges Turkey to offer apology to Armenians". Hurriyet Daily News. 14 April 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
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