United Kurdish Women's Platform stands by Ayşe Gökkan
The United Kurdish Women's Platform reacted to the arrest of TJA Spokeswoman Ayşe Gökkan and said: “Ayşe Gökkan is a brave Kurdish woman who has been involved in Kurdish civil politics for years. We stand by Ayşe."
The United Kurdish Women's Platform issued a written statement about the arrest of Free Women's Movement (TJA) Spokeswoman Ayşe Gökkan.
Reminding that Gökkan was arrested on the allegation of "being a member of an illegal organization" and kept in prison because of “an existing risk that she would escape” the statement said: "Ayşe Gökkan is a brave Kurdish who has been involved in Kurdish civil politics for years and struggled with a 'women's perspective. She is a woman. She does not shy away from her words; she does not bargain on her Kurdish identity.”
The statement added that active participation of Kurdish women in politics has always frightened the government. “Their biggest fears are the loud voicing of the cruelty policies they impose on the Kurdish people. The brave attitude of the Kurdish women against this created climate of fear causes the pressure to increase. We, the United Kurdish Women's Platform, stand by our member Ayşe Gökkan. Until the end, we will oppose the oppressive policies against Kurdish women with a common language.”