İSTANBUL - In a declaration titled 'Call for democracy and justice' journalists and writers published against the detentions of the politicians from HDP, "All opposition intellectuals and politicians who were unjustly imprisoned should be released immediately" was underlined.
The Kurdish Literature Association and Mesopotamia Writers Association reacted to the political genocide attacks targeting HDP politicians.
In a written statement, the associations said that the detention order was a political decision without any basis. "These detentions are not accepted by the public and international community, and it is a practice that completely violates international human rights standards."
The statement called on all writers and intellectuals: “Writer should be the torch and guide of the society they live in. It is the right time to stand up against the oppressive authorities with a brave stance."
The signatories are as follows:
Abdullah Ataşçı, Ahmet Güneş, Akif Kurtuluş, Altay Öktem, Aslı Tohumcu, Ayşen Şahin, Ayşegül Devecioğlu, Barış Bıçakçı, Bora Abdo, Burhan Sönmez, Ceren Gündoğan, Cuma Boynukara, Deniz Durukan, Doğuş Sarpkaya, Ethem Baran, Figen Öcal, Figen Şakacı, Gaye Boralıoğlu, Gün Zileli, Hakkı Zariç, Halide Yıldırım, Hatice Meryem, Hasan Özkılıç, Hasan Öztoprak, Hayri K. Yetik, Hüseyin Bul, Hüseyin Şahin, Irmak Zileli, İlhami Algör, Mahmut Temizyürek, Murat Uyurkulak, Murathan Mungan, Mustafa Yelkenli, Nalan Çelik, Namık Kuyumcu, Neslihan Önderoğlu, Niyazi Zorlu, Nurhan Suerdem, Nükhet Eren, Orhan Alkaya, Oya Baydar, Ömer Faruk, Ömer Türkeş, Pelin Buzluk, Pınar Öğünç, Roni Margulies, Semih Gümüş, Sevim Korkmaz, Sultan Gülsün, Şebnem İşigüzel, Şehmus Ay, Şükrü Erbaş, Tarık Günersel, Tekgül Arı, Ümit Kıvanç, Ümit Yaşar Işıkhan, Vecdi Erbay, Zeynep Oral, Zülfü Livaneli.