Families apply to be granted visit to Imrali

Families of Abdullah Öcalan and three other political prisoners in Imralı island prison applied once again to be granted a visit.

Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan's brother Mehmet Öcalan and his guardian Mazlum Dinç applied to the Bursa Chief Public Prosecutor's Office to go to Imralı.

Hamili Yildirim’s brother Polat Yildirim, Ömer Hayri Konar’s brother Ali Konar and Veysi Aktaş’s sister Melihe Çetin have also issued an appeal through their lawyers to visit their relatives on the island prison.

After 21 years, Öcalan was first granted a phone conversation with his family on 27 April. He talked to his brother Mehmet Öcalan. This was also the first time the other prisoners spoke to their relatives on the phone, since being transferred to Imralı in 2015.

Ömer Hayri Konar and Veysi Aktaş have been able to meet their relatives on 5 June, 12 August 2019 and 3 March 2020. Hamili Yıldırım could meet his relatives on 5 June and 12 August 2019.