Author Archives: Feride Eralp

About Feride Eralp

Feride Eralp is from Istanbul, Turkey and has been a student of Anthropology at Columbia University since 2010. She is a feminist and an activist in solidarity with the Kurdish movement in Turkey. She is now also a member of the Students for Justice in Palestine at Columbia University.

US silent as thousands go on hunger strike in Turkey for Kurdish political rights

Seven hundred Kurdish political prisoners have been on hunger strike in Turkey for the past 60 days and many are now in critical condition. However, their efforts were given a boost in the last week. 10,000 people decided to join the hunger strike following a November 5th statement by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP government that ignored all the demands of the hunger strike, denied its existence and then alleged that it was only a bunch of hoodlums.

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