The “Mothers of Diyarbakir” sit-in against the terrorist “PKK” continues


The sit-in launched by a group of mothers in front of the HDP headquarters in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, has continued since September 2019.


Families are protesting in front of the party headquarters, which they accuse of helping the terrorist “PKK” organization kidnap young people to the mountains and deceive them to fight in its ranks against their state.

In an interview with reporters on Saturday, Fatima Qaraqosh said that she is participating in the sit-in for her daughter, who was studying at the Faculty of Medicine at May 19 University in Samsun (north).

Qaraqosh confirmed that her daughter has been missing for 6 years and has not received any information about her after she was deceived by the party and taken to the mountains to join the ranks of the terrorist organization.


As for Nord El-Din Odomlu, he indicated that he participated in the sit-in with the rest of the families from the state of Siirt to demand the return of his son Yusef, who was kidnapped when he was only 16 years old.

Udomlu said he will not leave until he gets his son back and that he will continue to pursue the HDP until the end because it is responsible for kidnapping and recruiting young people.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has previously expressed his support for the sit-in participants on more than one occasion, as well as support for ministers, politicians, artists, journalists, writers, athletes, civic organizations, clerics and individuals from all segments of society.


The sit-in is also supported by the “Srebrenica Mothers’ Association” in Bosnia and Herzegovina, European Parliament Member Tomas Zdechovsky, and ambassadors in Ankara who visited Diyarbakir and met the sit-in.

The PKK is a terrorist organization operating in several countries in the region, including Syria, Iraq and Iran, and Turkey is combating it in response to the attacks it is launching against its citizens and forces.