Asrın Law Office issued a statement on their meeting with Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan. The statement said:
“As Asrın Law Office, we held a meeting with our client Mr. Abdullah Öcalan in the Imrali Island Prison on Wednesday, June 12 as per his legal right.
In this meeting, Mr. Öcalan sent his thanks and greetings to the hunger strikers and death fasters who ended their protests on his call, and shared with us a thank you letter he wrote to be delivered to them. Mr. Ocalan believes all institutions and persons who took a stance in this process were valuable and sent them his greetings and gratitude as well.
ÖCALAN'S MESSAGE TO DEATH FAST AND HUNGER STRIKE ACTIVISTS
I consider you ending the hunger strike and death fast process on my suggestion to be a stance of historic importance and meaning, and a high value in itself. And I thank you.
I hope especially the comrades who experienced the process the deepest will take care of themselves physically, mentally and spiritually. I wish for success on the basis of lessons learned from the necessary criticism and self-critique process.
I state with care that this stance that developed upon personal initiative not be read as a state-focused stance or a concession. But I keep my faith that a positive outcome will emerge, based on my hope and intuition. I hope you develop physically, spiritually and mentally from now on based on the existence philosophy, and send my eternal greetings and love.”