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Sit-in against PKK terror group grows in SE Turkey

Parents join protest in attempt to bring back their children abducted by terrorist PKK

Hasan Namli   | 21.01.2021
Sit-in against PKK terror group grows in SE Turkey

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey

Another family has joined the ongoing anti-PKK sit-in in Turkey's southeastern province of Diyarbakir to bring back their children abducted by the terror group.

The protest outside the office of Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) -- which the government accuses of having links to the PKK -- began on Sept. 3, 2019, when three mothers said PKK terrorists had forcibly recruited their children. It has been growing for over 500 days.

According to the parents, Nurettin Borak and his wife Fatma, their son Burhan was tricked into joining the terror group in 2015 and they have not heard from him since then.

"Return home my son," said the weeping mother, calling on him to surrender and lay down his weapons.

Father Nurettin said his son was tricked by the terror affiliates while studying at university.

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

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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