Woman joins Nusaybin mayor’s hunger strike against wall on Syrian border
NUSAYBİN – Doğan news agency
Mayor Ayşe Gökkan was briefly transferred to hospital after feeling unwell on Nov. 1. AA photoA hunger strike initiated by the mayor of the southeastern Nusaybin town to protest the decision to build a wall along the border was joined by a woman in an act of support on Nov. 1.
Mayor Ayşe Gökkan, whose hunger sit-in protest near the barbed wires separating Turkey and Syria entered its second day on Nov. 1, was briefly transferred to hospital after feeling unwell. But Gökkan continued her action despite the medical intervention.
Groups gathered both in Nusaybin and Qamishli, right across the Syrian border, to protest against the wall's construction, which started nearly a month ago by the Turkish army to prevent illegal crossings and smugglers.
Turkey had also previously announced the construction of a 2.5-kilometer-long wall along the Cilvegözü border gate with Syria to prevent smuggling activities.