Sit-in by Kurdish activists in Geneva continues
During today’s action, Kurds protested the latest Turkish military operation in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.
Kurdish activists continue a sit-in protest in front of the United Nations (UN) Geneva Office, demanding the physical freedom of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan.
The activists have been holding a sit-in in front of the UN building every Wednesday since January 25th as part of the 'Time for Freedom' campaign.
During today’s action, Kurds protested the latest Turkish military operation in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq. The demonstrators held a minute of silence for the Kurdish fighters who were martyred in the Turkish attacks against Metina, Zap and Avashin.
The activists also protested Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who was in Geneva for the Cyprus talks. They turned their backs to the UN building and chanted slogans for a long time.
Geneva Democratic Kurdish Society co-chair Salih Sağlam said that "We will continue our resistance against the political genocide attacks of Turkish state targeting the will of the Kurdish people and the Medya Defense Zones."
"We will embrace our recent campaign that demands the freedom of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan, and we will continue until we achieve it," Sağlam added.