DTK denounces isolation and intensified torture

The Democratic Society Congress (DTK) Health Assembly spoke out in response to the isolation of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and the intensified torture executed in prisons.

The Democratic Society Congress (DTK) Health Assembly released a statement on the Turkish state's invasion attacks, the question of national unity among Kurds, the isolation of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan, and the grave abuses of rights that have extended to all prisons in Turkey and North Kurdistan.

Criticizing especially the KDP's "cooperation" in the Turkish invasion attacks on southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq), the DTK Health Assembly stated that, "The KDP’s approach at the point of national unity significantly undermines Kurdish unity. The KDP’s latest agreement with the Turkish state jeopardizes the future of the Kurdish people in the four parts (of Kurdistan). All Kurds and their supporters who are patriotic and pro-liberty should be aware of these issues and take action before it's too late.

In reference to the Ukraine conflict, DTK remarked that capitalism imposes new calamities as the only option to overcome its own crises.

DTK pointed out that the Covid-19 epidemic was caused by "capitalist modernity," adding, "The Covid-19 pandemic, which is a product of the capitalist system, has once again demonstrated that conflicts, environmental damage, and new epidemics will continue to endanger humanity."

DTK stated, "Let alone the health system, which AKP boasts about the most, the government has been unable to meet even the most basic health demands of society, to preserve the health of the people in extraordinary conditions.”

Noting that the Turkish government, in addition to an inadequate health system, uses force and torture to force society to obey them, DTK noted that millions of people built a bridge of resistance against this, particularly on March 8 and Newroz, March 21.

"The Contemporary Kawa, Mazlum Doğan, who distilled the resistance heat of the Newroz fire from thousands of years of Kurdistan's history and the memory of its peoples into a manifesto of resistance in Dungeon No. 5 in Diyarbakır, Binevş Agal, who turned the spirit of rebellion of Kurdish women into the spirit of Newroz, and Binevş Agal, Zekiye Alkan, Rahşan, Sema, Berivan, who turned women’s rebellious spirit into the spirit of Newroz, wrote a new epic of resistance with their actions. From Mesopotamia to Central Asia, a vast Kurdish population demonstrated to the entire world that with the Newroz of 2022, that they created their own resistance dynamics culturally, politically, and historically, and made this the cement of liberation resistance as well as their national existence. The Newroz areas echoed the call for the freedom of Leader Apo (Abdullah Öcalan), the guide of 50 years of uninterrupted struggle and existential resistance.

The systematized isolation that began with Leader Apo and continues in all prisons is becoming more severe by the day. While poor conditions and breaches of rights exacerbate the illnesses of the sick prisoners, forensic medicine facilities leave them to die, with reports indicating they can continue living in prison. Every day, there are testimonies in prisons where intensified, systematized, and tortured isolation is imposed on the prisoners.

Ending the isolation that began with Imrali and expanded to all prisons and even society is only conceivable if history is rightly understood and the reality of the Leader is appropriately applied. Our people demonstrated their allegiance to their leader in the Newroz areas, where millions came in, by refusing to obey and fighting all isolation policies. The AKP and MHP administration will not prevail in the face of history's largest resistance of honor."