Jailed Kurdish militant leader calls for end to hunger strike

May 26, 2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Jailed militant leader Abdullah Ocalan called for Kurdish lawmakers and thousands of prisoners to end their hunger strike in a statement read by one of his lawyers on Sunday, 200 days after one MP launched the protest.

Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Leyla Guven began a hunger strike in November to try to end Ocalan’s isolation in prison by securing him regular access to his family and lawyers.

(Reporting by Daren Butler; Editing by Keith Weir)

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