Mothers march against PKK in Turkey's Diyarbakir

Protests have been ongoing since a group of youths were taken away by PKK rebels in April after attending a picnic organized by local pro-Kurdish parties HDP and BDP.

Mothers march against PKK in Turkey's Diyarbakir

World Bulletin / News Desk

Mothers protesting against the kidnapping of their children by PKK rebels in Turkey's south-eastern city Diyarbakir have marched to the provincial municipal building to demand their release.

Protests have been ongoing since a group of youths were taken away by PKK rebels in April after attending a picnic organized by local pro-Kurdish parties HDP and BDP.

Complaining that the Kurdish parties have not responded to their calls, the women chanted slogans in Turkish and Kurdish calling for their children to be released.

The Family and Women's Association also attended the protest, pledging its support for the mothers.

The kidnappings have threatened to destabilize the delicate 'solution process' which addresses the issues of the Kurdish people.

Families of some of the kidnapped children have been staging sit-ins in Diyarbakir where they were abducted, marking the first-ever public reaction to such kidnappings in the southeastern region. The sit-ins have received support from high-ranking government officials.

Last Mod: 19 Haziran 2014, 15:44
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