Hunger strike of prisoners against isolation on day 276

The hunger strike of the political prisoners in Turkey’s prisons against the Imrali isolation marks its 276th day. The solidarity hunger strikes in Maxmur and Greece also continue.

The indefinite-rotating hunger strike launched on November 27, 2020 in Turkey’s prisons against the isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan in Imrali island continues on its 276th day. The prisoners have increased the shift of days from 5 days to 15 days as of July 14.


The hunger strike launched on December 18 against the Imrali isolation by women in the Maxmur Camp is continuing as well.

The action which takes place at the Maxmur Martyrs' Families Association has entered its 255th day.

On the other hand, the hunger strike launched by the residents of the Lavrio Refugee Camp to denounce the Imrali isolation and to embrace the prison resistance is continuing on its 238th day. The hunger strike in the camp is organised by the Revolutionary Youth Movement (TCŞ-Tevgera Ciwanên Şoreşger), the Kurdish Women's Movement in Europe (Tevgera Jinên Kurdistan a Ewropa) and Navenda Çanda Kurdistan (Kurdish Cultural Centre).


The hunger strike against the Imrali isolation in 2012 lasted 68 days and was halted upon the call of Abdullah Öcalan. The hunger strike in 2016 was terminated after a meeting with the Kurdish leader on its 8th day.

In 2018, prisoners carried out a hunger strike for 200 days. The action was started under the leadership of DTK co-chair Leyla Güven and spread from Hewlêr to Maxmur, from Strasbourg to Wales.

Since the demands of the prisoners were not met, 15 prisoners went on death fast action on April 30, 2019, which was later joined by 15 prisoners on May 10.