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Gezi Park mothers united with Kurdish mothers

20 December
16:51 2015

İSTANBUL (DİHA) – Mothers, who have had their children killed in the Gezi Park resistance, said that they are in solidary with the mothers in Kurdistan, saying that they share their pain. They have made calls to people to widen their fight against the AKP.

Mothers, who have lost their lives during the Gezi Park protests, have stated their support towards mothers who have lost their lives in Kurdistan. The mother of Ali Ismail Korkmaz, who was killed by police in the city of Eskişehir during the Gezi Park resistance Emel Korkmaz says “We have lost our children in Gezi and we we’ve hoped that the massacres and the cries of mothers will stop. Yet other massacres are happening. Mothers are crying again” as she calls out to people to complete the struggle in unity.

'We are with the mothers in Kurdistan'

Nuray Gedik, the mother of Hasan Ferit Gedik, who was killed in Istanbul, Maltepe during a walk organized during the Gezi Park resistance said “As a labourer mother and woman, we say that there can be no revolution without women. Mothers and women need to fight together as there is no rights or law in Turkey. My son has had 23 hearings where there was 22 accused people but now there is only 8 people. They are being discharged one by one but we will never give up. We will continue on our fight for justice. There will be no justice in Turkey as long as the AKP mentality remains. Therefore we need to fight to make justice as we remain along mothers in Kurdistan."

'West needs to hear the South-East'

On the other hand, the mother of Berkin Elvan, who was killed after a 256 day coma in hospital as a result of being hit from his head by a tear-gas canister fired by a police in Istanbul while out to buy bread for his family during the June 2013 Gezi Park protests in Istanbul, urged the West to be recipient against AKP attacks on locations that are inhabited by Kurdish people by saying “This is what will take the AKP off power, the west needs to see what is happening in the South-East”