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Another family joins sit-in against PKK in SE Turkey

Sit-in protest began Sept. 3 last year in southeastern province of Diyarbakir against PKK's child abductions

Mehmet Siddik Kaya   | 17.09.2020
Another family joins sit-in against PKK in SE Turkey

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey 

A mother from Turkey's southern Hatay province on Thursday joined a year-long sit-in protest against the YPG/PKK terror group.

Hatice Temur claimed that her son, Ibrahim, was deceived and abducted in 2017 by the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

“I saw mothers protest on TV in front of the HDP building. I thought if I joined them, I might find my son.

“I came to Diyarbakir for my child, I want my child from HDP,” Temur said, adding that she will not leave the protest until she reunites with her son.

The mother also called on her son to surrender to security forces.

The protest began on Sept. 3 last year in the city of Diyarbakir when Fevziye Cetinkaya, Remziye Akkoyun, and Aysegul Bicer said their children had been forcibly recruited by PKK terrorists.

Taking place outside the office of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), which the government accuses of having links to the YPG/PKK, it has been growing day by day since then.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is PKK's Syrian offshoot.

* Writing by Gozde Bayar in Ankara

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