Great Freedom March: The isolation of Öcalan will be broken

The Kars branch of the Great Freedom March was welcomed with great enthusiasm in Doğubeyazıt, Ağrı. DEM Party Bitlis MP Hüseyin Olan said, "We will not accept isolation and we will break it."

The 'Great Freedom March', which was launched from two branches on February 1st to demand the physical freedom of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan, continues on its 3rd day. The group in the Kars branch was sent off from Iğdır to Doğubeyazıt district of Ağrı with applause and slogans this morning. The group was welcomed by many people in Doğubeyazıt and marched through the district centre, greeted by the residents and shopkeepers on the route. After a 3-kilometer march, a press statement was made.

'The dreams of the fascist mentality were shattered'

DEM Party Bitlis MP Hüseyin Olan said, "This is an ancient and resilient city. As Ehmedê Xanî said, we should be united. Today, millions of Kurds are struggling together. The freedom march we have started today is for the freedom of Mr Öcalan and a democratic solution to the Kurdish question. This march is to break the isolation imposed on Mr Öcalan. With the isolation imposed on Öcalan, the country has experienced destruction in every field. We do not accept this isolation and we want the Kurdish question resolved."

Stating that all kinds of injustices were done to the Kurds in the war ongoing for 40 years, Olan said, "You subjected the Kurds to genocide, you threw them into acid wells, but you could not finish them. The dreams of the mentality that says 'Imaginary Kurdistan is here' have been shattered. The Kurdish people are a truth. The truth cannot be obscured. Everyone should know that the isolation of Mr Öcalan will be broken and a democratic solution to the Kurdish question will be achieved."

After the statement, the group set off towards the Diyadin district of Ağrı.