Council of Martyrs’ Families in Euphrates Region supports the global campaign “Freedom for Öcalan”

The global campaign demands that Abdullah Öcalan be allowed to meet with his lawyers and family and, ultimately, freed under conditions that allow him to play a role in finding a just and democratic political solution to the decades-old Kurdish question.

The Council of Martyrs’ Families in Euphrates Region in North-East Syria expressed their support for the international campaign launched on 10 October demanding “Freedom of Abdullah Öcalan and a political solution to the Kurdish question.” The campaign, which was launched simultaneously in over a hundred places all around the world on 10 October, unites social movements, political parties, municipalities, trade unions, activists, intellectuals and millions of Kurds and people in solidarity with the Kurdish liberation struggle worldwide around a common goal: the participation of Abdullah Öcalan in a dialogue for a just and democratic political solution to the Kurdistan question in Turkey, which has remained unresolved for more than a century.

In a press statement in Kobanê on Thursday, the Council expressed its readiness for any activity to ensure the freedom of Abdullah Öcalan.

The statement read by martyr Baran Dogan's brother Mezlûm Nebî stated that “the strict isolation executed by the Turkish state, which subjects Abdullah Öcalan to arbitrary disciplinary measures, is against international law.”

The Council pointed out that practical steps must be taken to expand the international campaign.

The Council vowed to enhance the struggle to ensure that Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan attains his freedom and a just solution is found to the Kurdish question.