Women in Europe protest the attacks of the Turkish state

Violence against women and the aggressive policies of the Turkish state were protested by actions organized in various cities of Europe.

Activists around Europe protested the aggressive policies of the Turkish state against women.


Actions to protest violence against women in Duisburg, Germany, are in their 4th week. The action organized by Martyr Asya Yüksel Women's Council started with a minute's silence.

Reşan Yıldırım from Martyr Asya Yüksel Women's Council condemned the murder of Zeynep Şenpınar in Muğla. Reminding that Şenpınar had filed a criminal complaint with the prosecutor's office 2 weeks before being murdered, Yıldırım said: "Therefore, Zeynep's murderer is not only the man who killed her but also the Turkish state."

Yildirim also condemned the arrest of Kurdish women activists and politicians in Amed.


The Democratic Kurdish Community Center (DKTM), Berçem Cilo Women's Council and the Meryem Women's Commune organised an action in Hildesheim to condemn the attacks of the Turkish state against the region of Zinî Wertê in South Kurdistan, attacks against women and the dismissal of the HDP mayors.


The European Women's Solidarity organized an action to condemn violence against women in Brussels. The action took place at Gare Central Square in Brussels and was organised together with TJK-E and SKB. 


An action was organised in Stockholm to condemn violence against women which has increased dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic.

Activists also condemned the arrests of executives and activists of Rosa Women's Association in Amed on 22 May.

The Amara Women's Council got women protest at Drottningsgatan, the busiest street in Stockholm. Activists recalled that one of the women arrested in Amed has been imprisoned with her 3.5-year-old child.