İSTANBUL - The families of PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan and other prisoners in İmralı applied to Bursa Chief Public Prosecutor's Office to visit their imprisoned family members.
Mehmet Öcalan, the brother of PKK Leader Abdullah Öcalan who has been held in İmralı F Type High Security Prison and Mazlum Dinç, the custodian of Öcalan, applied to Bursa Chief Public Prosecutor's Office to visit İmralı. Emin Konar, the brother of Ömer Hayri Konar as well as Polat Yıldırım, the brother of Hamili Yıldırım and Veysi Aktaş's sister Melihe Çetin and her daughter Eylem Çetin also applied to the prosecutor's office through their lawyers.
Ömer Hayri Konar and Veysi Aktaş, who went to İmralı as “Secretariat" on March 15, 2015, together with Hamili Yıldırım who was taken to İmralı on June 15, 2015 could have met with their families only on June 5 and August 12, 2019. All applications filed by families since August 12 2019 have been rejected.
Öcalan was able to use his right to speak on the phone on April 27 for the first time after 21 years, and was able to speak to his brother Mehmet Öcalan. Other prisoners in İmralı were also able to make phone calls with their families for the first time since 2015 on the same day.