Erdogan to the mothers of Diyarbakir: We want to meet children with their families


Addressing the mothers of Diyarbakir, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said: “About 25 of our sons met with their mothers and fathers, and we want the rest to meet as well.”


This came during his meeting on Friday with the mothers who have been protesting since September 3, 2019, in front of the headquarters of the Peoples’ Democratic Party in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, to demand the return of their children kidnapped by the PKK terrorist organization.

President Erdoğan emphasized that he, ministers, and members of his Justice and Development Party (AKP) have always supported mothers, indicating that he wanted families to share their pain inside the sit-in tents.

He pointed out that the families’ sit-in in Diyarbakir is close to its 700th day, expressing his confidence that the patience you showed until today will continue.

Erdogan was accompanied during the visit by his deputy, Fuat Oktay, and the ministers: Interior Suleyman Soylu, and Justice Abdul Hamid Gul.

In addition to Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, and Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank.

Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoglu, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli, and Minister of Youth and Sports Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu.


The President was also accompanied by the Minister of Environment and Urban Development, Murat Korum, in addition to the two Vice-Presidents of the Justice, Binali yıldırım.

Numan Kurtulmus, Head of the Presidency Communication Department Fahrettin Altun, Governor of Diyarbakir Munir Karaloglu, and State Security Director Mehmet Aktaş.