Dolzer: Germany should end pleasing Turkey on Kurds
Dolzer said he would bring the hunger strike resistance in prisons in Kurdistan and Turkey to the Federal German Government, urging it to act to help the demands of the activists are met.
Martin Dolzer, Member of Hamburg Parliament, made a written statement to mark World Political Prisoners' Day.
Dolzer said he supported the hunger strike resistance taking place around the world demanding to remove isolation against Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan in Imralı Prison.
In particular, Dolzer said he would bring the hunger strike resistance in prisons in Kurdistan and Turkey to the Federal German Government, urging it to act to help the demands of the activists are met.
Dolzer also urged the Federal Government to exert pressure on Turkey to respect the rules of a state of law and added: “Unfortunately, the German state is putting Kurdish politicians on trial like Turkey and this has to stop.”
In Hamburg, reminded Dolzer, 4 Kurdish politicians and activists are being tried for article 129b of the constitution risking up to 3.5 years in prison.
Deputy Dolzer said that “the Federal Government must end the cooperation with Turkish security forces as well as arms sale to Turkey. They also should not give Hermes loans to German companies doing business in Turkey. In Germany, the ban on PKK should be lifted. Finally, activist Erdal Gökoğlu who has been tortured in Turkey and is currently held in Hamburg jail, should be released immediately as his health condition is worsening.”