Sit-in protest in Şırnak: "The thieving AKP will be held accountable"

People in Şırnak started a sit-in against the usurpation of their will. DBP Co-Chair Çiğdem Kılıçgün Uçar stated that AKP took the municipality administration by theft and said, "Our struggle will continue until the elections in Şırnak are renewed.

The Peoples' Equality and Democracy Party (DEM Party) protested against the usurpation of people's will through "transported" soldiers in the Kurdish province of Şırnak. DEM Party members and hundreds of people were attacked by the police as they started to march to Şırnak Courthouse to object to the election results. Party members and the masses resisted against the attacks and then marched to the DEM Party Şırnak Provincial Organisation.   

A press statement was made here to the accompaniment of the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Co-Chair Çiğdem Kılıçgün Uçar, DEM Party MPs Saliha Aydeniz, Zeki İrmez, co-mayor candidates and hundreds of citizens. Hundreds of people gathered in front of the DEM Party Office and chanted slogans such as "We don't want a thieving president", "The thieving AKP will be held accountable".

Speaking here, DBP Co-Chair Çiğdem Kılıçgün Uçar said, "The people gave the best answer to the government's policy of isolation, Kurdish hostility and lack of solution in this election. 22 years of AKP rule is best known by the people of Kurdistan, that is, by us. This government has brought nothing but theft, extortion, damage, arrest, detention and death. They do not even allow us to exercise our most democratic right of objection. The co-mayor of Şırnak Municipality is Turan Saltan. On the other hand is the thieving mayor that AKP brought here with theft."

Drawing attention to "transported voters", Çiğdem Kılıçgün Uçar said, "The AKP's law enforcement forces, who spak about laws when we exercise our most democratic right here today, did not remember the laws while 8 thousand soldiers voted here like thieves.”

Çiğdem Kılıçgün Uçar said, "What suits their book is the AKP's lawlessness. Our answer in these elections is very clear. We will not give way to the AKP's isolation policy, Kurdish hostility and war policy. During our march, all our friends, including our co-mayor, were beaten and detained under torture. This picture is a picture of the AKP. The police forces we negotiated with say, 'I don't have to understand the mood of the people of Şırnak'. You are right, you do not belong here. You will all go back as you came here."

Noting that AKP lost in Kurdistan, Çiğdem Kılıçgün Uçar said, "It is the AKP government that is finished. It is trying to make false successes. We will not let it. Every resident of Şırnak who voted here will file petitions against the Ministry of National Defence and the Supreme Election Board. This election will be renewed. The will of the people of Şırnak will be fulfilled in this election."

After the statement, the crowd started a sit-in protest in front of the party building and continues their action.