Hunger strike in prisons to demand freedom for Öcalan enters day 55

The hunger strike launched by prisoners in jails in Turkey and Kurdistan to demand freedom for Leader Abdullah Öcalan has entered its 55th day.

a hunger strike launched by political prisoners in Turkish and Kurdish jails to demand the physical freedom of Leader Abdullah Öcalan, who is kept in absolute isolation in Imralı F Type High Security Closed Prison, and the solution to the Kurdish question is on its 55th day.

Abdullah Öcalan, Ömer Hayri Konar, Veysi Aktaş and Hamili Yıldırım, who are held in İmralı, have not been allowed to meet with their families and lawyers for 34 months. In order to end the isolation in Imralı and ensure the physical freedom of Abdullah Öcalan, the "Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan, solution to the Kurdish question" campaign was launched on 10 October 2023, with simultaneous statements made in 74 cities around the world.

As part of the campaign, which is in its fourth month, political prisoners went on hunger strike on 27 November.