People rally for Öcalan in Qamishlo after Imralı fire

Kurdish people are protesting for Öcalan after Thursday’s reports of fire on Imralı.

Masses took to the streets on Thursday after Turkish media reports that a fire broke out on the Imralı Island where Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan and three other prisoners are held.

Voicing concern over the situation of Imralı prisoners, hundreds of people are staging a protest in front of the United Nations High Commissioner office in the Qamishlo city.

The crowd demands that lawyers be enabled access to Imralı immediately.