BDP and DTK visit hunger strikers in Strasbourg


The BDP (Peace and Democracy Party) and DTK (Democratic Society Congress) delegation in Strasbourg will be holding a series of meetings with authorities of many European Organizations. The delegation came to Strasbourg to display their solidarity with fifteen hunger strikers who have been on a fast since 1 March.

The delegation which consists of DTK co-chairs Ahmet Türk and Aysel Tuğluk, BDP deputies Ertuğrul Kürkçü and Nazmi Gür will on Wednesday morning meet with Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland, the Council authorities of Human Rights and political department. The delegation will afterwards hold official talks in different European cities, Brussels in particular.

Hunger striker Fuat Kav, who briefed the delegation on Tuesday, made evaluations on behalf strikers and pointed to their determination to follow their purpose. Kav said the followings; “ We have started this hunger strike to awaken the Council of Europe, CPT and other European institutions that have turned a blind eye to the political and humanistic demands of Kurds and passes over the severe isolation on our leader Öcalan, waves of arrests and the attempts to wage a war against a people.”

Kav underlined that their action aimed to break new ground against pressure and unfairness.

On Tuesday, the Committee for Solidarity with Hunger Strike will also stage a mass demonstration in front of the European Council building to ask authorities of Council of Europe to make a move. The Committee will also present the collected signatures to the authorities of the Council.

According to the information received, hunger strikers will on Tuesday decide for a new evaluation in accordance with the answers to be given by CPT and EC authorities.




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