DİYARBAKIR- Activists of 71 women's organizations condemned latest police operation targeting women in a joint written statement.
The Diyarbakır-based police operations carried out on Friday and targeting the Rosa Women's Association in Turkey was protested by activists of 71 women's organizations in a joint written statement.
The statement expressed solidarity with the women detained and added: "Rosa Women's Association provides counselling and support to women who are exposed to violence and carries campaigns and activities.
We, together with the Rosa Women's Association, are fighting violence against women. Women need the Rosa Women's Association. All illegal practices against the Rosa Women's Association should end. Our friends who are working with women should be released immediately."
The first signatories of the statement are as follows:
17+ Alevi Women, 78's Women, Anarchist Women, Women from Ankara Solidarity Academy, Ankara Women Platform, Antakya Women Solidarity, Antalya Feminist Collective, Antalya IHD LGBTI + Commission, Antalya Women Counseling Center and Solidarity Association, Antalya Women Platform, Atakent Neighborhood Women's Assembly, Peace Mothers, Başlangıç Women's Assembly, Beksav Women's Assembly, One Woman One Life Association, Bodrum Women's Solidarity Association, Demir Leblebi, Democratic Alevi Associations Women's Assembly, Democratic Regions Party Women's Group, Democratic Pensioners Union Initiative Women's Assembly, Democratic Islamic Congress Women's Assembly, the Democratic Women's Movement, Dersim Women's Platform.