No power will silence these brave-hearted women, family minister

"We stand with our families, our mothers," says Turkish Family Minister Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk, who paid a support visit to the mothers staged a sit-in protest outside HDP Diyarbakır office said no power will silence these brave-hearted women.

Turkish Minister of Family, Labor and Social Services Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk paid a visit to support mothers who started a sit-in protest outside the HDP Diyarbakir office for their children who were kidnapped to the rural areas controlled by the PKK.

Speaking to reporters at the governor's office after the visit, the family minister described her visit to the city to show that they stand with mothers who fought bravely to save their children from the PKK.

"Each family participating in the sit-in has a different story and pain," she said, pointed out the first sit-in protest initiated by Hacire Akar on August 22 has encouraged other families.

Minister Selçuk underlined that the children who were raised by mothers with a thousand pains and difficulties were kidnapped by the PKK. "The hearts of our mothers and fathers are burning. The fire burns where it falls."

We, the Kurds and the Turks, fully support the determined struggle against terrorism today and our people want to get rid of this terror. We hear the pain of the mothers whose sons were martyred by the terrorist organization and the cry of the mothers who do not want to hand over their sons to the terrorist organization.

Minister Selcuk said they feel the pain of families and as a nation, they accept the duty to support them.

"As our government, we stand with our families, our mothers. On my visit today, I see clearly that the mothers will win. No power will silence these brave-hearted women," she added. (ILKHA)

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