Janine Wissler, co-chair of the German Left Party, has travelled to Turkey to meet Saliha Aydeniz, co-chair of the Democratic Regions Party (DBP), in Diyarbakır (Amed), in order to exchange ideas and support the DBP, reports Mezopotamya agency.
Aydemir spoke of the detentions, arrests and repression occurring every day, the war against Kurdistan and the use of chemical weapons in that war.
The DBP co-chair noted that the Kurdish problem has not been solved and that “the reason for this is the isolation” of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan in İmralı Prison.
Aydeniz put the community and social crises down to Öcalan’s isolation, saying he has a perspective for a solution to these problems, but that the state is using his isolation “to pursue its hostility towards the Kurdish people.”
She noted that the states that had helped put Öcalan behind bars were now remaining silent in the face of his isolation and “have become partners in it”, and she emphasised that the Kurds and their friends are continuing to struggle not just for Öcalan’s ideas, but for his physical freedom as well.