HDP MP: Arrests aim to stop the protests for Öcalan

HDP MP Saliha Aydeniz said that as long as the isolation of Abdullah Ocalan continues, the political situation in the Middle East will not improve.

Saliha Aydeniz, a member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), spoke to ANF about the mass arrests that targeted executives and members of the HDP, DBP (Democratic Regions Party), DTK (Democratic Society Congress), TJA (Free Women’s Movement) and free press in Amed on October 9th.

During the interrogation at the police headquarters of Amed (Diyarbakir), almost all of the more than a hundred arrestees faced questions about the isolation of PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan.

Regarding the political genocide operations, the HDP MP said: "These questions show, in essence, how much fascism and dictatorship are institutionalized. In Turkey, efforts are made in order for violence and repression to prevail. A probable conversation with Mr. Ocalan would reveal the hope that his philosophy implies for the peoples of the Middle East where it has steadily spread. For this reason, they are trying to put the people through repression by asking such questions because they know well that the isolation of Öcalan equals the isolation of the Middle East. At the same time, the war will get even deeper."

As long as the isolation of Öcalan continues, the current political atmosphere in the Middle East cannot improve, said Saliha Aydeniz and added: "They do not want the people to bring the isolation of Öcalan to agenda, nor to organize demonstrations against the isolation. When we look at the situation today, we see that all the States make political decisions based solely on their own profits. In order for these decisions to be realized, the social and political structures of this popular movement are intended to be crushed. These structures are those formed by our civil institutions, women and youth. In this sense, it is understandable why this many people are getting arrested.”