The hunger strikes launched by political prisoners in Turkey have reached their 53rd day.
Elsewhere, the hunger strike action in the Mexmûr Camp in Iraq has entered its second month and the the hunger strike in the Lavrio Camp in Greece has so far lasted 15 days.
Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Kurdistan Free Life Party (PAJK) prisoners launched an indefinite rotating hunger strike in Turkish prisons on 27 November to demand an end to the isolation of PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan.
Muhammed İnal, an inmate at Istanbul’s Kandıra No.1 F-type prison, wrote a letter from prison regarding the ongoing hunger strikes. “The resistance will continue and success is inevitable if we remain determined”, wrote İnal. “What matters most is that our people in Northern Kurdistan stand up and resist. Remember that the Nimrods and Pharaohs were also defeated by the resistance. With our struggle, the Pharaohs and Nimrods of this period will also be defeated.
“At the moment they may seem strong in their own way”, the letter continued. “However, in reality, they are at their weakest point, and they have never been closer to defeat. If we continue our struggle, we will succeed”.