Internationalist long march on its third day

The internationalist long march, which started in Basel to demand freedom for Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and a political solution to the Kurdish question, continues on its third day.

As the 15 February International conspiracy enters its 26th year, the actions and events organised within the scope of the campaign "Freedom for Öcalan, a political solution to the Kurdish question", which was started globally with joint statements on 10 October, are expanding.  Kurds and their friends are taking to the streets worldwide on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the International Conspiracy against Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan. The founder of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was abducted from Kenya on 15 February 1999 with the cooperation of international secret services and handed over to Turkey, where he has been subjected to inhumane treatment and held in isolation since.

The "Internationalist Long March for the Freedom of Abdullah Öcalan", which has been held traditionally every year since 2017 to defend the physical freedom of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan, is being organised for the 8th time this year.

Around 200 internationalists from many countries such as Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Catalonia, Portugal, Slovenia, Macedonia, Slovakia, Macedonia, Slovakia and the UK are taking part in this year’s march, which kicked off on 11 February in Basel, Switzerland and will conclude with a press conference in Strasbourg on 16 February. On 17 February, the activists will attend the central rally in Cologne.

Internationalists wearing purple and yellow t-shirts with the words "Freedom for Öcalan" in French, German and English continue their march with great enthusiasm, chanting slogans in favor of Abdullah Öcalan.

Internationalists also protested against the occupying Turkish state and saluted the guerrilla forces who are putting up a selfless struggle against the Turkish army that is conducting an invasion operation in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).

After covering a distance of 20 kilometers, the internationalist group reached the town of Sierrentz, from where they proceeded to Mulhouse.

The third day of the march started in front of Mulhouse central train station today. The activists also delivered cards with their messages to the post office as part of the "100 thousand postcards to Imrali" campaign.

During the march, the activists emphasized that Abdullah Öcalan is not only the leader of Kurds; but also the leader of all oppressed peoples and those who struggle for an alternative life against capitalist modernity.