Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has commented on the protests that sparked in Iran after the murder of Mahsa Amini by morality police.
In a press statement held at the party headquarters on Sept. 22, HDP spokesperson Ebru Günay said: “We strongly condemn the massacre of Mahsa Amini by despotic morality police and continue to say, ‘the murdered woman is a reason of the revolt.’”
“We support the revolt of women and tell them, ‘Your protest is our protest.’ This struggle is the joint struggle for freedom because we all know very well this mentality of animosity against women. We are against the male-dominated system that tries to remain standing by seizing women’s rights and lives. We will continue to call (authorities) to account for all femicides. And once again, from here, from everywhere we struggle, we salute the protests on Iran streets, the slogans of ‘Jin, Jiyan, Azadi’ by also uttering the slogan of ‘Jin, Jiyan, Azadi.’”
“Jin, Jiyan, Azadi” means “Women, life, freedom” in Kurdish.
The 22-year-old Amini died last week after being arrested by Iran's morality police for allegedly wearing a headscarf in an "improper" way. Since then, Iranian women have been organizing protests across the country.
Also, a protest was held outside the Iranian consulate in Istanbul on Sept. 21, with demonstrators holding Amini’s portraits.