On the occasion of April 4, the birthday of leader Abdullah Ocalan, the Democratic Society Movement TEV –DEM issued a statement saying:
"First we congratulate our Kurdish people and all humanity on the birth of leader Abdullah Ocalan, we live with him on the seventy-first anniversary of his life, a life full of revolutionary and moral events that served both societies and humanity, and a prisoner who spent twenty-one years in the most difficult conditions in Imrali prison, which turned him into a source resistance, struggle, and creativity in concluding many of the pleadings that included research and history of mankind five thousand years ago to the present day, with the aim of reaching the optimal solution to all outstanding problems experienced by mankind and the international community face to face with the outbreak of the Corona epidemic.
The birth of a new history for the peoples of the Middle East in the centenary of the modern era. The birth of the philosophy of building a free human life, to reach a democratic, political, ethical, and sexually liberated society on the principle of equality and social justice, and the philosophy of liberating society from the remnants and accumulations of thousands of years of masculine authoritarian mentality, and the impact of the revolution of peoples in north and east of Syria came as a result of the correct reading of this modern birth.
The birth of leader Abdullah Ocalan on the fourth of April comes in the holiest months of the year where nature is adorned with its palms and beauty, and leader Ocalan is known for his love of nature, people, the environment, love of trees and cultivation of trees.
This year, with the spread of the epidemic, we were prevented from celebrating with his birthday as we used to, but we will light candles and plant trees.
We also affirm that leader Ocalan in his detention is not only a leader, but also the will of the people calling for freedom.
We, as the democratic society movement, TEV-DEM, call on all political and social movements, human rights organizations and all political parties, including international community organizations, to move immediately to release the leader Abdullah Ocalan and all prisoners of opinion, because this dangerous crisis stage with the Corona virus used by Turkey for its political interests is outside the principles Moral. "