They don’t want Öcalan to communicate with the people
HDP Urfa MP Ömer Öcalan said, “This is a critical time for Kurds. They don’t want Mr. Öcalan to communicate with his own people in any way. This must end.”
HDP Urfa MP and Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan’s nephew Ömer Öcalan said, “The struggle and gains of the Kurdish people in all four parts is the fundamental reason why the Turkish state has aggravated the isolaion imposed upon Mr. Öcalan. This harms both the Kurds and the Turkish state.”
As the aggravated isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan continues, the appeal submitted last week by his lawyers and family was rejected once again with all the regular excuses.
Öcalan hasn’t been allowed to meet with his lawyers since July 27, 2011, with the Imrali Committee since April 5, 2015 and with his family since September 11, 2016. Öcalan hasn’t been heard from at all, and concerns over his health and safety continue to grow.
THE ISOLATION IS A POLITICAL DECISION
HDP Urfa MP Ömer Öcalan said the isolation gives them concern about his health and his living conditions.
Öcalan said they appealevery week for visitation through the lawyers: “Our appeals are unfortunately rejected without so much as a logical reason. Up to now, they said the boat was broken or there was the State of Emergency. After the SoE, they continued to give us similar excuses. This illogical excuses show that these are entirely political decisions. The situation Kurds are in shows parallels with Mr. Öcalan’s position. This is a critical time for Kurds. At this point, they don’t want Mr. Öcalan to have any communication with his own people.”
AGAINST THE GAINS KURDS MADE
Öcalan said it is now known that Kurds won’t live without a status and that is why any and all methods are employed to usurp the current gains made by the people: “As such, the isolation imposed upon Mr. Öcalan must be viewed through this lens. The struggle and gains of the Kurdish people in all four parts is the fundamental reason why the Turkish state has aggravated the isolaion imposed upon Mr. Öcalan. This harms both the Kurds and the Turkish state.”
THE PEOPLE DON’T WAVER AT ALL
Ömer Öcalan said they can see in the election results and in organizing work that the Kurdish people don’t waver at all in regards to loyalty to Öcalan and their own values: “What has been happening will only deepen the insolubility.
The isolation imposed upon Mr. Öcalan must end. Öcalan was the architect behind the period between 2013 and 2015. The people know this best. Everything spiralled out of control when the dialogue with Mr. Öcalan was ended. Our people have analyzed this very well.”