HDP held talks in Strasbourg on hunger strikes against isolation

HDP delegation held talks in Strasbourg to raise awareness about Leyla Güven and the isolation imposed on Abdullah Öcalan.

As HDP imprisoned Hakkari MP Leyla Güven’s hunger strike which she began demanding the removal the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan continues on day 71, HDP Siirt MP Meral Danış Beştaş and HDP Europe Representative Eyyüp Doru held talks in Strasbourg to raise international awareness about the indefinite and non-alternate hunger strikes spreading in Turkey’s prisons.

As part of the three-day visit program, the HDP delegation met with parliamentarians of various European Parliament political groups such as Kati Piri, the European Parliament rapporteur on Turkey; Martina Anderson, member of the Irish Sinn Fein from GUE / NGL; Miguel Urban Crespo from Podemos, Spain; Marie Christine Vergiat from Front de Gauche of France; Costas Mavrides, Cyprus Democratic Party member; Karine Gloanec Maurer, France Socialist Party member; Knut Fleckenstein, Germany SPD member; Liliana Rodrigues and Ana Gomes, Portugal Socialist Party member; Jean Lambert, European Parliament Greens / EFA Group member; Pascal Durand, Vice-President of the Greens Group and Europe/ France Ecology Party member; Yose Bove, Michele Rivasi and Eva Joly, Europe / France Ecology Party members and Elmar Brok, Germany's Christian Democratic Union member.

The HDP delegation held a press conference at the European Parliament on Tuesday along with MEP Julie Ward and French Left Front (Front de Gauche) member Marie-Pierre Vieu, Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson, Miguel Urban Crespo, a member of Podemos and Ana Miranda Paz, Galician MEP.

The delegation also had a meeting with the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović.