Leyla Güven: We are fighting for our future

DTK co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Güven sent a video message to the International Zilan Women’s Festival and said: “Isolation was broken by those sacrificing their life.”

The Kurdish Women's Movement of Germany (YJK-E), Women's Peace Bureau (CENİ) and Martyr Nucan Women's Assembly promoted the Zilan Women’s Festival which was held in Leverkusen.

After Serenat Ezgican the audience could enjoyed a video message by DTK co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Güven.

Güven saluted the audience and commended the "mothers, women and all our comrades.”

The HDP deputy added that “being able to share these few words with the participants of Zilan Women's Festival is like a dream”. She added :”The isolation of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan was broken thanks to 9 revolutionaries who fell martyrs after ending their life.”

After years of resistance, said Güven, finally news from Öcalan were received and added: “These friends carried the heaviest burden, they reached immortality.”

“We are fighting for our future”

Stating that Kurds in Europe played a big role in the hunger strike resistance from the beginning to the end, Güven continued: "When I started this action, I said we were late. As Kurdish women, we aimed at breaking the isolation. We will struggle to make our future better and nicer.”