TJA Spokesperson Gökkan: Government has waged war against women

img

DİYARBAKIR – TJA Spokesperson Ayşe Gökkan defended the work TJA does and said: "The government has waged war against women by detaining, arresting, murdering them."

While 23 of the 28 women who were taken into custody in scope of an investigation launched by Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, 5 women were arrested and sent to prison.
 
One of the women, Free Women's Movement (Tevgera Jinên Azad- TJA) Spokesperson Ayşe Gökkan who was released with judicial control measures was questioned about TJA at the police headquarters. Gökkan responded to these question and said TJA is working on ecology and liberty of women in a democratic way and that it is an independent and universal movement.
 
Saying that she has been fighting for women's rights for 35 years, Gökkan stated that she was detained dozens of times for this. Gökkan said: "If this is a crime, I plead guilty. I have faced the court at least 200 times until now. And everytime I walked out free. Because they could not find anything to accuse me of. They are proving themselves wrong every time."
 
'WHEN WE ARE UNORGANIZED, WE ARE BEING KILLED'
 
Stating that women are constantly harassed and raped and perpetrators walk every time, Gökkan said that this harrassment and rape incidentw were the result of the alliance of men and state. Stating that women are no longer afraid because they are organized, Gökkan said: "This is how I defended myself. I am 55 now. If I haven't been killed by a men yet, it is because I defended myself. We fought against traditions and honour killings for years. But the men, and the state called these murders 'love murders'. We saw that the men at home, the men in the society and the men in the state have always fought against us. When women are unorganized, they can not breathe, and they are being killed."
 
GOVERNMENT HAS WAGED WAR AGAINST WOMEN
 
Mentioning the sexual abuse cases in the region, Gökkan said that it was the result of government officials and decision mechanisms' encouragement. Gökkan said: "You can't talk about democracy in a country where the women are not free. Because the freedom of women is a unit of measurement everywhere in the world. Child molestation is a horrible crime. We are against this new regulation they want to make about child abuse. The government says they will withdraw from İstanbul agreement. It means 'you are not the citizen of this country, you are the citizen of men. The women don't want to live in the shadow of the men. We don't accept that. No one can take away my right to choose, my right to freedom. The government has waged war against women by by detaining, arresting, murdering them. If I live in this country, the government has to listen to me. Me being here does not mean that I am guilty. I do not consider myself guilty."
 

View More Articles

10:29 Number of people detained increase in the Mardin based operation
10:29 Operation against HDP in Kars: Co-Mayor Alaca detained
09:14 Servet Turgut's brother: End this cruelty
30/09/2020
17:05 Armenia is considering formally recognizing Artsakh / Karabakh independence
17:05 Number of people detained in Diyarbakır rises to 14
13:56 Warrant of arrest issued for journalist Akman
13:56 Journalists and writers call for support for HDP
13:06 791 women demanded the politicians of HDP to be released
13:06 Ayhan Bilgen announced his resignation under police custody
13:05 Yeneroğlu: If Turkey was ruled by law, the Minister of Interior would be held to account
11:17 Journalist Berekat: Crimes against humanity are committed in Efrîn, Girê Spî and Serêkanîyê
09:50 Servet Turgut thrown out of a helicopter, lost his life
09:44 Danzikyan: Turkey headed towards Armenia when its plans failed in Libya and Syria
09:24 Journalist Hakkı Boltan detained
09:23 No rocks in the area where Turgut was detained!
29/09/2020
16:46 Interrogation of the politicians under custody starts
16:06 Constitutional Court postpones reviewing Osman Kavala’s application
16:05 Enterances of Kars closed to HDP
14:11 Lawyers of Öcalan submit new application for a visit
14:10 Sever: Turkey aims to establish a military base in Azerbaijan
14:09 Court upholds that the 'Kobané investigation' is repeated
11:09 HDP Mersin Co-chair and PM member detained
11:08 Investigation against ‘Movement of the Nameless’: 3 people arrested
28/09/2020
17:01 Armenia: Turkey sent 4,000 mercenaries from Syria to Azerbaijan
17:01 Buldan to meet with the people of Kars tomorrow
13:46 Salih Müslim: Turkey can't tolerate the Kobané victory
13:46 Freemuse launches campaign for Ferhat Tunç
12:32 Detention period of the politicians extended
12:30 Bilgen: Those who consider appointing trustees should read the memoirs of Russian Military Governor
12:28 Azerbaijan, Armenia continue to clash
12:26 They are accused of filing a criminal complaint!
11:51 Detained politicians brought to Ankara Courthouse
11:15 Akp and MHP voters protest the detention of Bilgen
11:12 Nadirova's brother: Footage confirms that AKP's Ünal murdered Kadirova
11:11 Detention period of HDP politicians extended
10:07 Detained politicians have food poisoning
10:01 Şiban thrown out of a chopper: I am not fine, I don't remember anything
26/09/2020
15:17 Lawyers went to security directorate to visit HDP members under custody
14:12 Buldan: HDP did not kneel, and never will, let that become a worry to you
11:59 To Kılıçdaroğlu and Akşener: They will arrest you too if you remain silent
11:57 Police raids in İstanbul: 7 detained
10:28 AKP tries in Şırnak what it failed to do in Diyarbakır
10:27 It's now time to stand with HDP
25/09/2020
17:28 Summaries prepared for 7 HDP MPs
15:40 24-hour lawyer restriction imposed on HDP members detained
13:50 Sancar: They are attacking as they are losing, and losing more while attacking
13:49 HDP: The operation was planned at the MGK and the wedding at the palace
12:59 HDP Central Executive Board hold emergency meeting
12:47 From the people of Kars to Bilgen: This city is proud of you
12:46 Tanrıkulu: Operation against HDP is a wedding gift to the 'Palace'