Leyla Güven taken to hospital: Resistance has prevailed

Leyla Güven has been taken to hospital after ending her hunger strike on the 200th day.

Democratic Society Congress (DTK) Co-chair and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MP for Hakkari, Leyla Güven has ended her hunger strike action on day 200 upon Öcalan’s call.

Güven was taken to the Memorial Hospital in an ambulance. Speaking shortly, the Kurdish politician said the following;

“I extend my thanks to everyone who supported this action from the first day to today. With this collective resistance, the peoples of Turkey and democracy of Turkey has prevailed.

Hearing Öcalan’s voice outside is very important with regards to Turkey’s democratization and peace in the Middle East. I would just wish that we had prevailed without any loss. Our heart is broken but resistance has indeed prevailed.”