Turk: “It is immoral to support this government”

Turk: “It is immoral to support this government”
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Kurdish politician Ahmet Turk urged Kurds not to support the current “hostile government” and called for "a strong stance against fascism." He also called for the release of imprisoned Kurdish leaders and the end of Abdullah Ocalan's captivity.

Those who support the current government which is hostile towards the Kurdish people are committing a great immoral act, and no Kurd has the right to vote or support this government, Kurdish politician Ahmet Turk said at a Newroz celebration in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir.

Turk was speaking to hundreds of thousands of people who gathered at Newroz Park to celebrate the Kurdish New Year, an important day for Kurds in Turkey to express their solidarity in their struggle for greater cultural and political rights and to celebrate their identity and heritage.

Turk said that Newroz represents the resurgence and enlightenment of the Kurdish people and that they are in a period of transformation and change, in which they must show a strong stance against fascism.

"It would be immoral for you to continue to be silent against this government. A new era has dawned for the construction of a new system. To eliminate the chaos created by this government, it is necessary to step up the fight," Turk said.

He also called for the release of Selahattin Demirtas, Figen Yuksekdag, Selcuk Mizrakli, and Gulten Kisanak who were imprisoned due to their opposition to the government's anti-Kurdish policies. Turk said that they need to work together to build a democratic republic and end the captivity of Abdullah Ocalan, who has been in prison for 24 years.