Women’s group heads to Turkey’s southeast for ‘peace watch’
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoA group of women from the Women for Peace Initiative set out on Feb. 5 for the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, in a show of solidarity with women who have witnessed conflict and curfews in the country’s eastern and southeastern regions.
Around 100 women from the initiative with banners and placards held a press conference in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district before their departure.
“What we have witnessed in this war makes us say that we do not consent to this crime,” the group said.
The women also vowed to be on guard duty in the region, saying residents in the region have been facing forced migration and curfews.
“We are heading to Diyarbakır for our peace watch,” the women said.
The group later departed for Diyarbakır in buses.