Women stage sit-in for peace at Turkish parliament
ANKARAWomen human rights activists have staged a sit-in at Turkey’s parliament to protest ongoing military operations in the southeast and to call on parliament to ensure peace in the region.
“End the war, talk peace,” the group of women chanted during the protest.
During the protest by professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Mine Nazari, Nadire Mater, Neşe Özgen, Nimet Tanrıkulu and Ümit Efe, and Ümit Sezer, the group expressed their wish for a “free, democratic, equal, just and peaceful country.”
Ficancı delivered a speech urging parliament to form a “resolution desk” to restart collapsed negotiations for a peaceful solution to the Kurdish question.
“Cizre, Silopi, Sur, Silvan, Dargeçit, Nusaybin; lift the sieges, end the curfews,” Ficancı said, recounting the names of towns under military curfew in Turkey’s southeast.”
“Hospitals and schools are not places for military quarters,” she added.