Activists in Cologne condemn violence against women in Turkey
Activists in Cologne condemn violence against women in Turkey.
An action was held in Cologne for Pınar Gültekin, who was murdered in Muğla and Melek Xelîl, who was murdered in Afrin.
The action organized by the women of the Cologne Viyan Women's Assembly was held at the Dom Cathedral.
Photographs of women murdered by the Turkish state and by men were carried by activists.
Speakers underlined how in Turkey women activists are “either murdered or arrested.”
Activists also pointed out that the Turkish state has increased the pressure on the Kurdish Women's Movement, and recalled how activist Rojda Çelik in Amed was tortured by police using dogs during a raid to her house.
Activists also denounced harassment, rape and sexual assaults against children in Şırnak and Batman.