Newroz celebrated in Antep

The prisoners on hunger strike in Antep H-Type Closed Prison urged the society to raise their voice against the isolation imposed on Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan.

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Democratic Regions Party (DBP), the Free Women's Movement (TJA), the Labor Party (EMEP) and the Communist Party of Kurdistan (NCC) promoted the Newroz celebration in Antep.

The prisoners in Antep H-Type Closed Prison sent a Newroz message saying that they were on a hunger strike demanding the end of isolation against Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and urged the society to raise their voice against this unlawful practice.

EMEP deputy president Mehmet Turkmen said: "HDP Hakkari deputy Leyla Guven is leading the resistance for peace. Mothers are standing up for peace. The AKP thinks its sultanate will not end. However, that reign will end on 31 March.”

HDP Antep MP Mahmut Toğrul said: "There was peace, hope, unity when Imralı's doors were open. But after the beginning of isolation, all we have seen has been war, blood and tears.”

Toğrul reiterated that Leyla Güven's demand is the entire people’s demand.

Toğrul reminded and paid tribute to political prisoner Zülküf Gezen who ended his own life to raise the struggle for the end of isolation.