(CANCELLED) Public Lecture: The State of Emergency in Turkey after the Foiled Coup Attempt: What is Actually Happening?, House of Commons, 17 November 2016

Speakers: Hüseyin Aygün (Lawyer and Former MP for Republican People’s Party (CHP) in Turkey)

                   Associate Professor Gökhan Günaydın (Lawyer and Former MP for Republican People’s Party (CHP) in Turkey)

Chair:       Natalie McGarry, Member of Parliament for Glasgow East

Date:        Thursday, 17 November 2016

Time:       TBA

 

This event is delayed to a future date due to some unexpected personal circumstances preventing the arrival of the speakers to the UK. The new date will be announced as soon as possible.

We are sorry to announce that Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey (Research Turkey) public lecture titled The State of Emergency in Turkey after the Foiled Coup Attempt: What is Actually Happening?” to be delivered by Hüseyin Aygün (Lawyer and Former MP for Republican People’s Party (CHP) in Turkey) and Associate Professor Gökhan Günaydın (Lawyer and Former MP for Republican People’s Party (CHP) in Turkey) is delayed.

Chair Biography

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Natalie McGarry (born 7 September 1981) is a Scottish politician who was elected the Member of Parliament for Glasgow East in the 2015 UK general election Before resigning the SNP whip and sitting as an independent, McGarry was a Scottish National Party (SNP) activist and convener of the party’s Glasgow Regional Association.

McGarry is a co-founder of the Women for Independence group, and was a prominent figure in the SNP, appearing on several current affairs programmes as a commentator, including STV’s Scotland Tonight.

Speaker Biographies

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Hüseyin Aygün is a lawyer and former Member of Parliament. Aygün worked as a lawyer for many years after graduating from the Faculty of Law of Ankara University. He was elected as a Republican People’s Party MP from his home-town Tunceli, also referred to as Dersim, in 2011. During his term, he distinguished himself as an ardent defender of human rights and minority rights. He worked in the Human Rights Commission during his term and was instrumental in raising issues regarding 1938 Incidents to public attention. In 2014, Aygün helped establish the United June Movement, a progressive organization inspired by the Gezi Movement. He authored six books; his fırst book was published in Zazaki. He decided to not seek re-election in 2015 General Elections. At the moment, he works as a lawyer and contributes regularly to the daily newspaper Birgün. He is married with two children. Hüseyin Aygün speaks Turkish and Zazaki.

gunaydinAssociate Professor Gökhan Günaydın is a lawyer, economist, agricultural engineer, and politician. He studied in the Faculty of Letters of Istanbul University, Economics Department of Anadolu University, and in the Agricultural Faculty of Atatürk University. He holds a Phd from the Institute of Social Sciences of Ankara University and has worked as an academic for many years. He was elected as a Member of Parliament from the Republican People’s Party in 2011 General Elections. He is the Deputy General Secretary for Local Councils and a member of Republican People’s Party’s Central Executive Committee.

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