In the 1990s, during the presence of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan in Lebanon, he met with many people who chose to adopt his ideology and followed it.
The citizen Jihan Sheikh Haidar, is 47 years old, and she had known the philosophy of leader Ocalan in 1990 to do many of the struggling actions later.
In 1991, she moved with her family to Lebanon to perform her struggle with her husband there. A year later, while she was attending a ceremony in a camp in Lebanon, she met with the leader Ocalan for the first time and felt that there was nothing to prevent her from doing her duty.
During an interview held by Hawar news agency (ANHA) with Jihan, she said, "After the celebration of Newroz, we went with dozens of people to the shrine of the Martyr Hamza. There, the leader Abdullah Ocalan delivered his speech about the role of the martyrs. And what I remember, "The struggle achieved by martyrs who provided the most precious they had for peoples' freedom will keep their names immortal and the people should walk on their own footsteps."
"In the evening, women gathered to talk to the leader, and there, we talked about the need to organize women, gain their freedom and rid them of tyrannical regimes that deprived them of their role in society," she said.
A year after Jihan and her family stayed in Lebanon, she returned to Aleppo and continued her struggle with her husband after the leader ordered her to open her house for everything would serve the Kurdish Cause, whether holding meetings or participating in all the martyrs' ceremonies.
At the end of her talk, Jihan Sheikh Haider appealed to the world countries to move to lift the isolation of the leader of the Kurdish people Abdullah Ocalan.