Our Priorities

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Our mission to Washington, DC exists to officially represent the HDP in the United States of America, establish relations with policymakers, policy influencers, non-governmental organizations and the people of the USA, and provide information about the state of affairs within the political, societal and economic spheres in Turkey.


We envision a peaceful, prosperous, and pluralistic future for Turkey and the Middle East, and seek to promote that vision to relevant audiences. To that end, we recommend that US policymakers:

SUPPORT A REAL PEACE PROCESS.

The United States can use its unique leverage with both sides to support a peace process between Turkey and the PKK, ensuring that promises are kept on both sides, key demands are met, and politicians and civil society actors are not criminalized for supporting talks.

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SPEAK UP FOR HDP POLITICAL PRISONERS.

A strong American call for the freedom of unjustly imprisoned HDP MPs will urge Turkey to comply with its international obligations and make it clear that attacks on political pluralism and democratic opposition are unacceptable.

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OPPOSE ERDOGAN'S DESTABILIZING FOREIGN POLICY.

The United States must make it clear that Erdogan’s rapprochement with Russia and support for radical Islamists across the region will have real consequences.

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Download the summary of our key priorities here.

Priorities and History (pdf)

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