‘Diyarbakir Mothers’ demand return of missing children in Turkey

Diyarbakir, Turkey – Suleyman Aydin stood in front of an enormous Turkish flag wearing a T-shirt with a picture of a son he has not seen for five years.

As he describes it, when Ozkan was just 15 he was kidnapped by the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which Turkey, the United States, and 28 European nations list as a “terrorist” organisation.


“After school, he was coming home,” Suleyman explains, “and they intercepted the children, and took them...