Added time: 06 March 2014, Thursday 17:13
Peace Mothers sent letter to the minister of Justice
Peace Mothers in Mardin and Siirt have sent letters to the Ministry of Justice to demand to meet Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan in İmralı prison.
The letters sent by activists of the Peace Mothers Initiative from post offices contain their demand to have a meeting with Kurdish people's leader with an aim to provide contribution to the democratic resolution process.
In a statement outside the Yenişehir post office in Mardin, Peace Mothers spokeswoman Emriye Ektiren underlined that like anywhere else in the world, it was mothers who suffered the greatest pains and tragedies in the war going on in the Kurdistan territory for 35 years now.
"We buried our daughters and sons at very young ages. They didn't have even a grave where we could pray for them", Ektiren said.
Ektiren said mothers were happy for the occurring of no deaths since the March of 2013, the Newroz Day, noting that the non-conflict environment has been achieved thanks to the resolution manifest Öcalan declared that day.
Ektiren remarked that they wanted to meet the Kurdish leader face to face to provide contribution to his efforts for peace, adding that "Should talks with the Kurdish leader and the Turkish government continue, we as Peace Mothers want to have a role in order for the achievement of a permanent peace during the process of negotiations."
Members of the Peace Mothers Assembly in Siirt also sent letters to the Ministry of Justice, voicing the same demand to have a meeting with the PKK leader.
In a statement on behalf of mothers, Maşallah Işık Arslan said they, as mother who have suffered great pains due to the years-long clashes, lost their daughters and sons.