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Hunger strikers in Turkish prisons: Engage in constructive dialogue with prisoners
  • Petitioned Mr. Abdullah Gül

This petition was delivered to:

President, Republic of Turkey
Mr. Abdullah Gül
Minister of Justice, Republic of Turkey
Mr. Sadullah Ergin
Prime Minister, Republic of Turkey
Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Hunger strikers in Turkish prisons: Engage in constructive dialogue with prisoners

    1. welat zeydanlioglu
    2. Petition by

      welat zeydanlioglu

      Stockholm, Sweden

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November 2012

Victory

From Welat Zeydanlioglu: The petition played an important role in drawing international attention to the hunger strikes of the political prisoners in Turkey. The hunger strike ended on its 68th day.

Prisoners will begin to die soon. Every second is valuable.  

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Jailed Kurds end hunger strike

      welat zeydanlioglu
      Petition Organizer

      Jailed Kurds end hunger strike

      Hundreds of Kurdish prisoners in Turkey have ended a 68-day hunger strike after jailed ex-rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan urged them to do so. The prisoners had been demanding better conditions for Mr Ocalan and more use of the Kurdish language in public life.

    2. Jailed leader calls for end of Kurdish hunger strike

      welat zeydanlioglu
      Petition Organizer

      Jailed leader calls for end of Kurdish hunger strike - CNN.com

      Diyarbakir, Turkey (CNN) -- The jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party has called an end to a mass hunger strike in Turkey staged by Kurdish prison inmates and politicians. "End the hunger strikes as soon as possible without any hesitation ...

    3. Reached 5,000 signatures
    4. Hunger strike brings 700 prisoners close to death

      welat zeydanlioglu
      Petition Organizer

      Hunger strike brings 700 prisoners close to death

      JAILED Kurdish militants on hunger strike in Turkey may start dying within the next 10 days, Turkey's main medical association has warned. The hunger strike has entered its 52nd day, with some 700 prisoners refusing food in dozens of prisons across Turkey.

    5. Reached 3,000 signatures
    6. Kurds clash with Turkish police over hunger strikers

      welat zeydanlioglu
      Petition Organizer
      Kurds clash with Turkish police

      Thousands of Kurdish protesters have clashed with police in Turkey on what they called a day of resistance in towns and cities across the country. The protesters aimed to draw attention to more than 650 Kurdish prisoners in Turkey who have been on hunger strike for six weeks.

    7. Reached 2,000 signatures
    8. Reached 1,500 signatures
    9. Reached 1,000 signatures
    10. Reached 750 signatures
    11. Kurdish Hunger Strike in Turkey!

      welat zeydanlioglu
      Petition Organizer
      Kurdish Hunger Strike in Turkey!

      Hundreds of Kurdish political prisoners have been on hunger strike for political solution to the Kurdish Question in Turkey since Sept 12th 2012. They are not on strike for their own conditions but for the freedom of Abdullah Ocalan so he may lead the Kurdish negotiations for a political solution!

    12. Prisoners’ Health Deteriorating in Hunger Strikes

      welat zeydanlioglu
      Petition Organizer

      English :: Prisoners' Health Deteriorating in Hunger Strikes - Bianet

      The Peace and Democracy Party's ( BDP) Mersin Deputy Ertuğrul Kürkçü drew attention to the insanitary conditions and prisoners' lack of access to clean water at the Karataş Women's Closed Prison in the southern province of Adana where inmates joined in a country-wide hunger strike across Turkey's jails over a month ago.

    13. “A Scream of Self-Inflicted Pain”

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      Petition Organizer

      English :: "A Scream of Self-Inflicted Pain" - Bianet

      As hundreds of inmates in Turkey's prisons entered their 41st day of hunger strikes today, human rights activist Metin Bakkalcı emphasized the need to question the circumstances that have led them to resort to such an act. "People are causing direct injury to themselves while we all bear witness to it.

    14. Protest held at Turkish prison

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      Petition Organizer

      Protest held at Turkish prison

      ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Activists in Istanbul attempted to hold a protest at a women's prison in support of an ongoing hunger strike by hundreds of prisoners, officials said. Protesters were met at the prison by Istanbul police attempting to prevent the demonstration, Dogan News Agency reported Friday.

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    Reasons for signing

    • jürgen michel JENA, GERMANY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Alle Menschen auf der Welt müssen für die Freiheit aller Kulturen kämpfen und sich dabei gegenseitig unterstützen

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    • B C LAUFFEN, GERMANY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Kurdish prisoners demands are legitimate, stating fundamental human rights, and they are facing death for these demands

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    • Deniz Dogan LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am kurdish and i believe that us kurds need freedom and our voices need to be heard.

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    • Nedim Türfenttt DIYARBAKıR, TURKEY
      • almost 2 years ago

      FLASH FLASH FLASH, DİCLE NEWS AGENCY...

      PKK Leader Abdullah Ocalan's brother Mehmet Ocalan went to Imralı Island. According to the information Mehmet Ocalan gave, Abdullah Ocalan, "End the hunger strikes as soon as possible, without staying in any hesitations," said.

      PKK Leader Abdullah Ocalan's brother Mehmet Ocalan went to Imralı Island and met with Abdullah Ocalan. Mehmet Ocalan, in return of his visit, "I met with my brother PKK Leader Abdullah Ocalan face to face today. He wanted from me to reach this call without losing any time. He said to the hunger strikers, 'End the hunger strikes as soon as possible, without staying in any hesitations. Hunger strikes are very important acts. But, people, who outside must do this action not the inside ones. This action reached its aim. I'm senting my salutaions and gratidutes to those, who have on hunger strikes for days, especially to the first and second group,' said."

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    • Mohammad Ahmad BEAVERTON, OR
      • almost 2 years ago

      A step in the right direction for Kurdistan.

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