DTK Co-Chairs visited prisoners on hunger strike
With a special permission from the Ministry of Justice, Democratic Society Congress (DTK) Co-Chairs Ahmet Türk and Aysel Tuğluk have visited twenty political prisoners who have been on a hunger strike since 15 February.
Giving information about the meeting with prisoners, DTK Co-Chair Aysel Tuğluk said that prisons will become centers of the resistance if things continue to happen like this. Referring to the indefinite hunger strike by prisoners including Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) jailed deputy Faysal Sarıyıldız, Tuğluk said the followings;
“We will contribute to this struggle by doing whatever is necessary for our people. This is a struggle for honor which we will follow till the bitter end. The prisoners on hunger strike are determined to continue their act which they believe will end up with freedom. They think the state will not be able to obtain the desired result from the policies it is following.”
Commenting the act of prisoners as a significant and dignified resistance, Tuğluk said the act reveals the fact that the arrest of politicians cannot produce any results. DTK Co-Chair added that the prisoners on hunger strike don’t have any problems with their state of health.