The Kongreya Star has released a written statement condemning the international conspiracy against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan, which began with his abduction and imprisonment in 1999. Calling on all free societies, the Kongreya Star demanded the removal Öcalan’s isolation.
The statement is as follows:
“The invading Turkish state carries out assaults against North and East Syria’s territories even today by using the unfortunate Adana Agreement as an excuse. Forseeing it, leader Abdullah Öcalan left Syria in 1998 following Turkey’s threats against Syria. Afterwards, the international conspiracy, carried out against leader Apo [Öcalan], began with the participation of Turkish Intelligence, NATO, Kenyan officials and the Greek Embassy on 9 October 1999.
“Turkish intelligence and Kenyan officials cooperated to kidnap Apo from Nairobi and take him to an unknown place. The international conspiracy, carried out against Öcalan, can be defined as continuation of several agreements, such as Sykes-Picot which targeted people of the region and Kurds. The kidnapping of Öcalan is against international agreements and laws, especially the Universal Bill of Rights and civil and political tights. Leader Öcalan defends the will and freedom of millions of Kurds, democracy, and a common life.
“We follow leader Öcalan’s ideas and philosophy, and we want to say one more time that Kurds and the people of the Middle East cannot be free if Öcalan is not. We call all international judicial associations, as well as people who are in favour of peace in the Middle East, to work towards the freedom of our leader Öcalan”.
The statement also demanded the removal of isoaltion and made clear that the conspiracy targeted all Kurds, but especially women.
Lastly, the Kongreya Star called on the European Union Human Rights Assembly and Amnesty International to put pressure on Turkey and demand the physical freedom of Öcalan.