Hunger striker Taşdeviren: Everyone should join the campaign for Öcalan

Uğur Taşdeviren, one of the prisoners on hunger strike to demand freedom for Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and a democratic political solution to the Kurdish question, said: "It is important for everyone to join this process."

Uğur Taşdeviren was arrested in the Kerboran (Dargeçit) district of Mardin (Mêrdîn) on 30 December 2015, during state terrorism under the curfew and was sentenced to life imprisonment six times.

Prisoner Taşdeviren participated in the hunger strike action carried out within the scope of the "Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan, solution to the Kurdish question" campaign.

Taşdeviren, who is in Manavgat S Type Prison, said in his weekly phone call with his family: “We will not stop until our actions achieve their purpose. It is important for everyone to take their place in this process," he said.

Taşdeviren underlined that the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan is not independent of the international conspiracy that took place on 15 February 1999, and added: “The absolute isolation that has been intensified and imposed on Leader Öcalan for 25 years is not moral, humane or legal. Turkey draws strength from international powers while implementing these policies. The severe isolation imposed on Leader Öcalan is linked to the policies of denial and destruction carried out against the Kurds. We political prisoners see the campaign as an important action to expose these policies."

Taşdeviren said: “We see Leader Öcalan's physical freedom as the freedom of the Kurdish people, the Turkish people and the people of the Middle East as a whole. For this reason, everyone should do their best to ensure that the campaign achieves its purpose. We salute Leader Öcalan's resistance."