Kurdish delegation – Moscow Visit

A Kurdish delegation has met Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow today.
The delegation is comprised of HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş, DBP co-chair Kamuran Yüksek, HDP executive in charge of Foreign Relations Nazmi Gür, KNK’s Russia representative Selahattin Soro, Russia Kurds’ National and Cultural Federal Autonomy co-chair Ferhat Patiyev and Association of Kurdish Social Institutions co-chair Merab Şamıyev.
The meeting draws remarkable public attention due to the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey on the border with Syria late last month.
According to the information provided by delegation members, today’s meeting had already been arranged in advance, and it will witness a discussion on how to overcome the ongoing crisis between Turkey and Russia rather than taking advantage of it.
Speaking to ANF before the meeting, HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş said;
“We don’t side with conflict inside or outside the country. We wouldn’t want a single citizen of ours to get harmed and we are making an effort to overcome the present problems.”