Protest against isolation in front of the European Parliament
Isolation against Öcalan has been increased even further since 24 April 2015, recalled the women, noting that DTK co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Güven and over 300 political prisoners are on hunger strike to demand the end of isolation.
The European Kurdish Women's Movement (TJK-E) promoted an action in front of the European Parliament.
The women opened umbrellas with letters composing a slogan against isolation. The slogans said in English, “Freedom for Öcalan” and “Isolation is a crime against humanity.”
During the action women handed out leaflets in French. Isolation against Öcalan has been increased even further since 24 April 2015, recalled the women, noting that DTK co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Güven and over 300 political prisoners are on hunger strike to demand the end of isolation.
The women also urged the European Parliament to act and reminded that 14 Kurdish activists are on an indefinite hunger strike since 17 December in Strasbourg.
Leyla Güven was taken to the hospital on Wednesday, underlined the women and urged everyone to take action to avoid any losses.
Cypriot MEP: We must put pressure on Turkey
Cypriot MP Costas Mavrides joined the action and conveyed a message of support to activists and hunger strikers.
Mavrides started his speech by saying “enough” to the Erdoğan regime and added that everybody should reclaim the action led by the Kurdish people for freedom and justice.
"European deputies - said Mavrides - know very well who enjoys rights and who does not, but only some of us are expressing it clearly.”
Mavrides added that to achieve stability and peace in Turkey the AKP and Erdoğan should negotiate with the leader of the Kurdish people.
Calling on the European institutions to exert pressure on Turkey, Mavrides said that they should support Kurdish demands.
This is an issue concerning all humanity
Costas Mavrides MEP said that he experienced the barbarism of the Turkish army as a Cypriot, and reiterated his solidarity with the Kurdish people.
“As long as flowers blossom on the mountains of Kurdistan, I promise to be with you. Long live the great Kurdish nation. It is now time for action rather than words and it is necessary to continue the struggle. The European Union must also take action now.”
Mavrides ended his remarks by saying that “this is an issue concerning not only Kurds but all humanity.”