Great Freedom March in Muş: We will destroy the İmralı torture system
The participants of the Kars branch of the Great Freedom March reached Malazgirt district of Muş. DEM Party MP Cengiz Çiçek said, "We march for the abolition of the İmralı torture system. Victory belongs to those who set out for freedom."
The Great Freedom March, which was launched by two groups from Van and Kars on February 1st to demand the physical freedom of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and a democratic solution to the Kurdish question, continues on its 5th day. The Kars branch of the march has reached the Malazgirt district of Muş today.
Participants of the march were greeted by the people at the entrance of the district and marched to the DEM Party (Peoples’ Equality and Democracy Party) district organisation building.
Speaking in front of the party building, HDK (Peoples’ Democratic Congress) Co-Spokesperson and DEM Party MP Cengiz Çiçek stated that equality, justice and law had become a serious problem and that the country was ruled by oppression and exploitation.
Çiçek said, "We set out to socialise this march in Kurdistan. As long as there is no democratic solution to the Kurdish question, poverty, hunger, exile, imprisonment and death will be rampant in these lands. We set out because we defend equality, justice and freedom in this country."
Çiçek continued, "When we talk of a democratic solution to the Kurdish question, we point out a truth. The Kurdish people see Mr Öcalan as their leader and the only interlocutor. We will stand against any form of isolation that tries to put distance between Mr Öcalan and the people’s unity of feeling and thought. Years ago, millions of people signed a petition and acknowledged Mr Öcalan as their leader. The state recognised this truth during the resolution process. We are showing what the truth is. This path is the path of truth, may it be blessed. The end of this road is the freedom of the Kurdish people and the abolition of isolation policies. Mr Öcalan is the leader of the Kurdish people. He is a person who knows the way to a solution and will lead it. We will walk this path for the abolition of the İmralı torture system. Victory belongs to those who set out for freedom.”