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TURKEY AND THE ARMENIIANS

A DISCUSSION WITH GARO PAYLAN MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC PARTY, REPUBLIC OF TURKEY
Deputy Garo Paylan will discuss recent developments in Turkey, challenges facing the country’s Armenian community, Turkish-Armenian relations, and the Kurdish issue.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016 @ 7:30 P.M.
St. Leon Armenian Church/Abajian Hall 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ / For information call 201-791-2862


Garo Paylan is a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party and is a deputy representing the 3rd district in Istanbul. Mr. Paylan is also a member of Turkey’s Armenian community and has long been an activist on Kurdish and Armenian issues and human rights.
Prior to his election to parliament, Garo Paylan was the director of various Armenian schools in Istanbul. He has long promoted bilingual education while addressing continued discrimination and the usurpation of minority rights. He has been actively engaged in the Hrant Dink murder case. He also promotes Turkish-Armenian reconciliation. He will speak in English.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016 @ 7:30 P.M.
St. Leon Armenian Church/Abajian Hall
12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ / For information call 201-791-2862
This event is jointly sponsored by
AGBU Ararat
Armenian Bar Association
Armenian Rights Watch Committee
Armenian Network of America- Greater NY
Constantinople Armenian Relief Society (C.A.R.S.)
Daughters of Vartan - Sahaganoush Otyag
Esayan-Getronagan Alumni Inc.
Holy Cross Armenian Church
Justice Armenia
Knights of Vartan- Bakradouny Lodge
NAASR- Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Contemporary Armenian Series
St. Leon Armenian Church
St. Mary Armenian Church
St. Thomas Armenian Church
Tibrevank Alumni Inc.
Tekeyan Cultural Association
THE EVENT IS FREE. A RECEPTION WILL FOLLOW THE DISCUSSION.

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