Kurdish artists in Hamburg protest the International Conspiracy against Öcalan

Kurdish artists protested in Hamburg on the anniversary of the February 15 International Conspiracy and sent a postcard to Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan.

Mesopotamia Democratic Culture and Art Movement (TEV-ÇAND) held a press conference in Hamburg to condemn the International Conspiracy against Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan.

The press conference was held at the Hamburg Rote Flora. TEV-ÇAND members Salih Farqînî and Leyla Ekinci as well as politician Cansu Özdemir made statements condemning the conspiracy and demanding an end to the isolation of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan.

TEV-ÇAND said: "To support the ‘Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan, Solution to the Kurdish Question’ campaign launched by civil society organization, members of democratic institutions, international activists and human rights defenders, politicians, artists and academics on 10 October 2023, we organized this meeting. The Turkish state must end its isolation policy and practice. To support this campaign, press statements were made in America, Europe, Latin America, Japan, the Philippines, Australia and many other cities of the world. As Kurdish artists in Europe, we support this important campaign."

Die Linke Hamburg State Group co-chair Cansu Özdemir said: “We have gathered in Hamburg to protest the isolation policy. The Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) in Strasbourg does not react to the continued isolation of Abdullah Öcalan, which violates his right to health and security. Despite numerous visits to Imrali, the CPT did not fulfil its duty."

Artist Salih Farqînî said: “We condemn the conspiracy developed against our Leader. His ideas are accepted all over the world, he is taught in universities, but the Turkish state doesn’t’ allow any news from him. As TEV-ÇAND, we want to draw attention to and protest this isolation."

Kevana Zêrîn and TEV-ÇAND member Leyla Ekinci also underlined and condemned the isolation and demanded the physical freedom of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan. Postcard wer sent to Imrali by the participants in the press conference.