In Turkey, Kurds begin hunger strike over jailed leader

People wearing T-shirts featuring jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan applaud during a speech by Turkey's pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party co-chair Sebahat Tuncel speech on September 5, 2016 in Diyarbakir before starting a hunger strikeA group of 50 Kurdish activists, including MPs, on Monday began a hunger strike to protest the lack of news about the welfare of jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. The protesters, wearing T-shirts with bearing Ocalan’s image, said they had received no update about him for several months. “We haven’t received any objective information about Ocalan’s state of health and security,” said the group’s spokeswoman Sabahat Tuncel in the Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir in the southeast.

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