Pervin Buldan

Pervin Buldan is Co-Chair of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). She moved to Istanbul from Hakkari shortly after marrying Savaş Buldan. Her spouse was kidnapped by unknown persons on June 2, 1994 and was murdered on June 4, 1994. Buldan founded the  “Association for Cooperation and Solidarity with Victim Families”, which was later shut down. She co-founded the “Association for Solidarity and Support for Relatives of Disappeared Persons (Yakay-Der)” in 2002, serving as its president and was among 1000 women nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by a women’s initiative in Switzerland in 2005. Elected as an independent candidate to the Parliament as Iğdır’s first female MP in 2007, and in 2011, she was elected an HDP MP for Istanbul in the general elections of June 7, 2015, and in November 2015. Until becoming Co-Chair in February 2018, Buldan served as HDP’s first Parliament Deputy Chair.

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