240 prisoners on indefinite hunger strike in 59 prisons
Hundreds of prisoners are on hunger strikes to protest the aggravated isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan. There are 240 prisoners in 59 prisons currently confirmed to be on indefinite non-alternating hunger strikes.
The hunger strikes in Turkey’s and Kurdistan’s prisons to end the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan continue. Democratic Society Congress (DTK) Co-chair and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Hakkari MP Leyla Guven announced her hunger strike in the Diyarbakir Type E Prison on November 7, 2018 and on the 19th day of her protest, Deniz Kaya issued a statement in the name of PKK and PJAK prisoners that they would launch an indefinite alternating hunger strike on November 27. Kaya later issued another statement and said a group of prisoners among them were to start an indefinite non-alternating hunger strike on December 16. On December 26 and January 5, two more groups started a hunger strike.
The hunger strikes continue to grow every day. Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Co-chair Sebahat Tuncel and former HDP MP Selma Irmak announced that they were starting an indefinite non-alternating hunger strike on January 15. On January 16, 5 prisoners in 2 prisons announced that they were joining the protest. To date, there are 250 prisoners confirmed in 59 prisons on indefinite non-alternating hunger strikes.
NAMES OF HUNGER STRIKERS
The updated list of activists on indefinite non-alternating hunger strikes by date is as follows:
Diyarbakır Type E Closed Prison: Leyla Güven.
Van High Security Prison: Cihan Tamur, Barış Kahraman, Şahin Öncü, Azim Sökemen, Bahtiyar Kemal Hasan.
Patnos Type L Prison: Mehmet Bozdağ, Atilla Coşkun Özer, Ömer Kabul, Abdullah Kızılkaya.
Kandıra Type F High Security Prison No.1: İbrahim Kaya, Umut Çamlıbel, Yusuf Başaran, Güven Süvarioğlu, Rıdvan Güven, Necla Atak.
Gebze Women's Closed Prison: Hacer Halil Yusuf, Ruhşan Bozan, Özlem Özdemir, Ayten Gülsüm, Özlem Söyler.
Elazığ High Security Prison No.1: Metin Serhat, Harun Alkan, Musa Candemir.
Elazığ High Security Prison No.2: Cengaver Aykul.
Edirne Type F Closed Prison: Ramazan Çeper, Zerdeşt Oduncu, Adem Arslan.
Diyarbakır Type D High Security Prison: Sercan Gümüş, Rıdvan Kaya, Nimetullah Cinkılıç, Hayati Üzmen, Cüneyt Aslan.
Diyarbakır Type E Prison: Evin Kaya, Kibriye Evren, Hilal Ölmez.
Bakırköy Women's Closed Prison: Esma Başkale, Belgin Kanat, Zozan Kutum, Reyhan Coşmuşlu.
Kandıra Type F Closed Prison No.2: Sadettin Yaşar, Turan Günana, Mesut Atış.
Tekirdağ Type F High Security Prison No.2: Ahmet Osman, Seyhan Kurt, Yakup Kaymaz,
Trabzon Beşikdüzü Type T Prison: Ali Bektaş, Dılgeş Yaşar, Abdullah Aydın, Özgür Gürbüz, Adem Öztürk, Cemal Narcı, İsmail Berkan, Hilmi Özsoy, Mazlum Özağar, Halil Temel.
Tekirdağ Type F High Security Prison No.2: Serdar Şahin, Ahmet Sürme, Ümit Akgümüş, Ahmet Arif Yöyler, Roger Tirej Özalp.
Tekirdağ Type F High Security Prison No.1: Sinan Çelik, Rıdvan Turan, Erhan Aydın, Burhan Barut, Ali Bayar.
Şakran Type T Prison No.2: Mehmet Durak, Nihat Ekmez, Yakup Güneş, Tanju Yıldırım, Ramazan Atalay.
Şakran Women's Closed Prison: Rahşan Aydın, Gülten Akgün, Ebru Güden.
Silivri Prison No.5: Zafer Sağlam, Abdulselam Akdoğan, Yusuf Bayram, Halil Ay, Hamza Doğrul, Şiyar Yıldırım.
Silivri Prison No.9: Seyhan Çiçekli.
Sincan Women's Closed Prison: Zeliha Ustabaş, Süheyla Taş, Sariye Taşkesen.
Patnos Type L Closed Prison: Salihe Cebe, Dilan Barin.
Ödemiş Type T Closed Prison: Uğur Çiçek, Mehmet Kaplan, Serhat Güzel.
Kırıkkale Type F High Security Prison: Sedat Alçiçek, İsa İpekli, Emrah Ubiç, Kerem İmrek, Davut Önder, İsmet Akın
Kırıklar Type F Closed Prison No.1: Abdullah Oral, Erdal Polat, Sami Öztürk, Halis Dağhan, Ozan Alpkaya.
Erzincan Type T Prison: Abdullah Kızılkaya, Sedat Akıl, Şervan Sonsuz.
Elazığ Type F High Security Prison No.2: Serkan Eren, Ahmet Tekin, Yasin Güngör.
Düzce Type T Prison: Mehmet Erbey, Süleyman Benzer.
Kürkçüler Type F Prison: İnan Akın
Alanya Type L Closed Prison: Mesut Canbey, Ramazan Sayan, Nevin Gökçe, Zelal Başboğa.
Balıkesir Kepsut Closed Prison: Mazlum Cesur, Muhtesim Ertuğrul, Tarık Aliçi, Mehmet Aşkara.
Bandırma Type T Closed Prison No.1: Siraç Keskin, Agit Yılmaz, Engin Okutucu, Şeyhmus Can, Zinar Doğan.
Bandırma Type T Closed Prison No.2: Serdar Taşkın, Ekrem Gün, Mikail Mungan, İnan Söylemez, Sipan Karabulut.
Bayburt Type M Closed Prison: Delila Roj Ekmen, Fatma Yıldırım, Sevgi Aka Gündüz.
Diyarbakır Type T Closed Prison No.1: Fırat Ertunç, Recep Bal, Mazlum Dilek, Adnan Yiğittekin, Faruk Akbay.
Düzce Type T Prison: Ahmet Akbalık, Fikret Karakoç.
Elazığ Type F High Security Prison No.1: İsa Eşsiz, Murat Ergen, Ergül Tuncay.
Type T Closed Prison: Seyfettin Kurt, Murat Kozat, Ali Haydar Elyakut.
Kayseri Bünyan Type T Prison No.2: Özkan Kart, Bülent Öztürk, M. Aydın Söğüt M. Emin Akkuş, Emrullah Abay.
Kayseri Women's Closed Prison: Berivan Bitmen, Maşallah Erbey, Merge Polat.
Malatya Type E Prison: Mehmet Bilgin Oğuz, Sertaç Çelik, Mazlum Dinç, Şemsettin Aykaç.
Maltepe Type L Prison No.1 : Cesim Yıldırım, Ersan Nazlıer.
Mardin Type E Prison: Bayram Demirhan, Vedat Duyuş, Mahsun Şen, Zana Yılmaz, Şerif Demiştaş, Birdal Abay, Barış Akkuş.
Osmaniye Type T Prison No.2: Hasan Alan, Mikail Pelit, Mehmet Kılıç, Zinar Demir, Hasan Muhammed İbiş.
Rize Kalkandere Type L Prison: Kemal Yiğit, Veysel, Güler, Murat Şimşek, Erdem Aktı, Özgür Eksik, Şiyar Kara, Hüseyim Yıldırım, Orhan Şakar.
Silivri Prison No.5: Edip Akyıldız, Cihan Demir, Hikmet Ölçer, İbrahim Özdaş, Hüseyin Yıldız.
Siverek Type T Prison: Sunay Yaman, Sozdar Çiçek, Serhat Yılmaz, Dilşat Şengül.
Şanlıurfa Type T Closed Prison No.2: Uğur Toğyıldız, Selman Büyüktop, Ömer Kaya, Mahmut Öngör, Semra Akhan, Sabiha Ünder.
Tarsus Type T Closed Prison No.1: Erdal Emeç, Fesih Tekin, Deniz Özdemir, Mehmet Fatih Bingöl, Serhat Yıldırım, Murat Karaaslan, Halef Yiğit, Oktay Gül, Bişar Bilen.
Tarsus Type T Closed Prison No.2: Çetin Uslu, Mervan Sungur, Hamdullah Turan, Muhammet Osman.
Tarsus Women's Closed Type T Prison: Dilan Yıldırım, Menal Temel, Nurşen Tekin, Hatice Kaymak.
Tekirdağ Type F Prison No.2: Mazlum Selçuk, İsmet Taş.
Tokat Type T Prison: Hasan Salık, Mehmet Emin Oğur, Önder Al, Zeki Temel.
Şanlıurfa Type T Closed Prison No.1: Sinan Çelik, Ali Erdem, Rıza Yüksekbağ, Muhammed İlgün, Enver Kanmaz.
Bafra Type T Prison: Kinyas Atiman, Sinan Salhan, Rıdvan Kılıç, M. Sıddık Özbakış, Halit Çankaya, Abdullatif Teymur.
Kandıra Type F Prison No.1: Sebahat Tuncel, Selma Irmak.
Bakırköy Women's Closed Prison: Nesrin Akgül, Gurbet Ektiren.
Şırnak Type T Prison: Hakan Kutluk, Agit Bilik, Osman Beytur, Cevzet Derez, Suat Uğur.
Bolu Type F Closed Prison: Ahmet Amin Eren, Hayri Demir, Hüseyin Barsak, Selami Kılıçaslan, İsmail Kocaman.