Strikers’ families ‘concerned’

Strikers’ families ‘concerned’

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Strikers’ families ‘concerned’

Mothers Elif Doğan (2nd L) and Nuriye Öncer (3rd L) say they are worried. DAILY NEWS photo

Families of two hunger strikers who have been protesting for the past 50 days said they were concerned for the lives of their children.

Mothers and relatives of hunger strikers Nazmi Doğan, 20, and Şeymus Öncer, 23, both of whom are under arrest at Kandıra F-type Prison near Istanbul as part of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) investigation, expressed worry to the Hürriyet Daily News.

Doğan’s mother, Elif Doğan, is concerned about the life of her son. Doğan has been held in prison for two years and has been on a hunger strike for 49 days, she said, adding that they have been worried because they are unable to receive any news on his condition.

She called on the prime minister’s wife for help. “If Tayyip Erdoğan does not hear us, you should be able to hear our voices Emine Erdoğan. You are also a mother. Find a solution to our misery. I am hurting inside. I want peace. It is not enough that mothers have cried so much.”

Şeyhmus Öncer’s mother, Nuriye Öncer, has not heard from her son, who has been held for one and a half years, for 49 days. She also wants the hunger strike to end as soon as possible.

“It is not even precisely known what my son is being charged with,” Nuriye Öncer said. She talked to her son on the phone a short while before the hunger strikes began.

“Even then he was too weak to talk. I wonder how he is now after 49 days.”