In Turkey, Mothers’ Quest For Justice Exposes Political Hypocrisy

Mothers in Istanbul and Diyarbakir fight for their sons, either to find them or to release them from prison after unjust conviction. The ruling party’s selective approach exposes deep moral flaws.

Mothers of young boys who were believed to be taken by PKK to mountains protest in front of Kurdish HDP party in Diyarbakir. (Photo Credit: D Agency)
Families of cadets come to the Istanbul Caglayan Courthouse for a protest after police removed from AKP Istanbul headquarters. Photo Credit: Ahval
Turkey’s leading celebrity figures heeded the call-to-arms by presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin to stand in solidarity with mothers protesting in front of HDP in Diyarbakir.

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