Saturday Mothers in 347th Istanbul sit in
19 November 2011Perpetrators are known, where are the disappeared people, asked mothers
Saturday Mothers were on the streets for the 347th time today to ask to know the fate of their loved ones who forcibly disappeared and to punish those responsible for their disappearance.
They carried the banner saying “Perpetrators are known, where are the disappeared people,” in front of Galatasaray High School, in the center of Taksim and Istanbul as well.
Mothers, who make a statement every week on the fate of a victim of unidentified murders and lost in custody, today asked the fate of Ahmet Çakıcı who was confirmed by the ECHR to have been lost in custody. Mothers also supported BDP’s woman deputies whom Prime Minister Erdoğan has recently insulted for joining the funeral ceremonies of guerillas.
The first speech was made by Hanifi Yıldız, mother of Murat Yıldız who was also lost in custody years ago. Mother Yıldız reacted to Erdoğan who said “They take advantage of the funeral ceremonies. Their hearts turned into stones” mentioning BDP’s woman deputies. Yıldız remarked that Erdoğan did politics over the tears of mothers for years as well as displaying “separatism” by distinguishing between Turkish and Kurdish mothers of young people who lost their lives in the conflict environment.
Yıldız continued as follows; “The Prime Minister is constructing a barricade between mothers whom he has been trying to separate. You are the one with a real stony heart. Are you charging us with having stone hearts while you yourself didn’t hear our voice when we were asking about the murderers of our children? You yourself should find a solution to this issue if you have a tender heart which I believe is dealing with banks or the bag law.”
D.F. - ANF / ISTANBUL
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