Mother Gelawêj Eli told Roj News about her daughter Viyan Soran, who self immolated 15 years ago against the isolation imposed upon Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan. “My daughter chose an honorable path” said Gelawêj Eli.
Viyan Soran’s mother Gelawêj Elî stated that she was proud of her daughter, Viyan Soran. “She sacrificed herself for the people of Kurdistan,” she said.
”Viyan was a hard worker. She got along very well with everyone; her family, her father and with her friends around her. She was always talking to me, she always gave me strength. She used to tell me that I shouldn’t worry about anything. She was like my friend, not my daughter,” Viyan’s mother said and added ”I visited her a few times on the mountain. I asked why she left us. She told me that she will now struggle for the people. She chose this path by herself, with her own decision, for freedom and victory of the Kurdish people. Of course it was not easy for me. I hope the invaders are defeated and the Kurdish people win. Because the invaders are bombing our lands, looting our homes, burning our vineyards and gardens every day,” she said.
Mother Gelawêj Eli also emphasized that all Kurds should be united together for the freedom of the Kurdish people.