ARSHIN NAJJAR / AL-SHAHBA
Leyla Guven, the co-chair of the Democratic Society Congress and the parliamentarian of the Democratic People's Party has been on hunger strike for more than 125 days. During her hunger strike, Leyla Guven is demanding to raise the isolation on the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. The resistance of Leyla Guven has widely resonated all over the world. In this context, women from al-Shahba and Afrin expressed their solidarity with her resistance.
Salwa Ali from Afrin canton said in this regard, "The activity and hunger strike of the parliamentarian Leyla Guven and her demands are the demands of all women, and therefore, we must intensify and expand the scope of our activities to support the resistance of Leyla Guven against the Turkish fascism."
"The thought and philosophy of the leader of the Kurdish people Abdullah Ocalan have achieved freedom for all women, and therefore, the women of the world are required to rise up against this isolation and Turkey's policy," Salwa said.
For her part, the young woman Amani Abdullah of the Arab component in al-Shahba canton said, "The resistance of the parliamentarian Leyla Guven and challenging all obstacles and difficulties proved to the entire world the will of free women, and as al-Shahba women, we stand in solidarity with her resistance. Moreover, Leyla Guven's demands are ours'."
"The goals of the conspiring countries, especially the Turkish state from imposing isolation on Ocalan is to strike our revolution which is known as the revolution of women, and with our solidarity with Leyla Guven, we will thwart these conspiracies and achieve freedom for the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan," Amani said.
Maryam Mahmoud from Afrin said, "Today, the resistance of Leyla Guvan shook the world and showed to which extent women are linked and influenced by the free and democratic thought of the leader Ocalan. We derive strength from the resistance of Leyla Guven."
Maryam stressed that they would escalate the struggle to stand against the ambitions of the conspiring states.