Amid the deportation of long-term prisoners, many are prevented from meeting with their families.
Xezal Kılınç belongs to one of thousands of families in this situation. She has not seen her son Derviş Kılınç for the last 10 years. Derviş is now in the Amed No. 2 High Security Closed Prison. He was imprisoned in 1992 and has been behind bars for 29 years.
Kılınç’s mother, who is bedridden as a result of a brain hemorrhage, has not been able to see her son due to health and financial difficulties.
“Years have passed have I not seen my son,” she told Mesopotamia News. “Maybe 10 years maybe more. I only hear his voice on the phone call once a week.”
Expressing her “indescribable pain”, Kılınç fears losing her life before seeing her son again. “I am very sad and devastated by this situation. I miss him so much. I want my son released. My only wish from Allah is to bring our hands together before I die.”