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Another mother joins protest against terrorist PKK

Kiymet Coskun from Turkey’s southern Mersin province says her son was kidnapped by PKK terror group at age of 16

Nurten Aslan   | 20.10.2020
Another mother joins protest against terrorist PKK

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey

Another mother from Turkey's southern Mersin province on Tuesday joined a year-long sit-in against the YPG/PKK terror group.

Kiymet Coskun and her family traveled from Mersin to the southeastern Diyarbakir province to join the protest against the abduction of her son Yucel by the terror group.

She said Yucel was kidnapped and taken to the mountains by the PKK six years ago, when he was just 16 years old.

Coskun said as families, participating in the sit-in protest, has started reuniting with their children, they decided to join to the protest.

“We want our son back. We left our other children home and came here,” she said.

She 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 the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

* Writing by Burak Dag in Ankara

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