Surrendered terrorist writes to mothers against PKK

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey

Fleeing PKK terrorist, S.G. surrendered to Turkish security forces and wrote a letter to show her support for mothers who sought the return of their children abducted by the terror group. 

The protest, held by mothers whose children were kidnapped by the PKK, has kept going in front of the headquarters of the Peoples’ Democratic Party in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakir province for 60 days.

The surrendered terrorist sent a letter to the mothers from prison to encourage them against PKK terror organization.

She said: “I know what all of you are going through now, because I also had been deceived by the terror organization like your children. My family and I have suffered for many years.”

“I greet all of you and your honorable and rightful protests with all of my respect,” she said.

She stressed in her letter that the PKK only brought sadness, trouble and persecution to the region and Kurdish people.

“The terror organization killed teachers, children, elders, all people without distinction. The terrorists razed schools, houses and security stations under the auspices of freedom. The terrorists have done those things by deceiving Kurdish people,” she said.

She gave hope to the families, saying: “Dear mothers and fathers, your protest has struck a great blow to the terror organization and its supporters. I strongly believe that all of you will eventually save your children and bring them home.”

Sehmuz Kaya, a father whose child was kidnapped by PKK, said this letter proves the terror organization kidnaps children by deceiving them.

“I hope this letter becomes a good example for everyone who is deceived by the PKK. I hope misled people flee the PKK and take shelter to their families and Turkey,” he said.

Mevlude Ucdag, a mother protesting against the PKK, called her son, Ramazan Ucdag, to surrender to Turkey.

“My son, please listen to me and surrender to Turkey. The Turkish state is powerful, it can save you and deliver you to us,” she said.

“My son, please read this letter and look at what she says. This girl who wrote this letter will reach her family after her sentence.

“If you regret and surrender, the Turkish state will not imprison you. Please return home,” she added.

Sevket Altintas, the father of another victim, said his son was kidnapped by the PKK while on his way to carry out his military service in eastern Turkey’s Tunceli province October 2015.

He said the belief and solidarity of protesting families are now stronger than ever after this letter.

“This letter will encourage our children and they will change their minds. They will eventually see the truth and come back to us,” he said.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union — has been responsible for deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

*Writing by Fahri Aksut
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