Since October, the ‘Freedom for Öcalan – A Political Solution to the Kurdish Question’ global campaign has been taking place in many places around the world. And as an integral part of this campaign, 10 December has been declared Öcalan Books Day.
People from different parts of the world are participating in the Öcalan Books Day, which is currently taking place in more than 100 cities worldwide, from Spain to Brazil, from France to the UK. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the ideas and writings of Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Passages from Öcalan’s books were read in Geneva on Saturday evening as part of the global event. The readings were followed by a discussion. Similar readings were organised in Marseille in France and Pisa in Italy.
Betty Ruth read extracts from Öcalan’s essay on “War and Peace in Kurdistan” in São Paulo, Brazil, and there have also been readings of Öcalan’s books in Tübingen in Germany and Liège in Belgium.
The events are not limited to readings alone, as discussions and talks are organised for after the readings. The campaign’s activities will continue throughout the day in different parts of the world.
The global participation in Öcalan Books Day underlines the international interest and support for the campaign’s objectives of shedding light on the Kurdish question in Turkey and advocating for the freedom of Öcalan, a pivotal figure in the Kurdish political movement. The momentum gained on this day promises to fuel the ongoing efforts for a political solution to the Kurdish question.