Solidarity with Pinar Selek | family planning

Family Planning 06 is mobilizing within the support coordination to defend it.

On June 21, 2022, the Turkish State News Agency announced the annulment by the Court
Supreme Court of Turkey of the fourth acquittal of Pinar Selek, pronounced on December 19, 2014
by the Istanbul Criminal Court. Previously, Pinar Selek had actually appeared at the
course of three criminal proceedings, all of which found his innocence, over the course of 25
years of political and judicial persecution that she continues to suffer. After imprisoning her
and tortured for her sociological research on the Kurds, the Turkish power decided to do
of her as a “terrorist” by fabricating from scratch the elements needed to demonstrate
against all evidence the occurrence of an attack, while everything has established that the explosion of the
Istanbul Spice Market of 1998 was caused accidentally.
Six months after the announcement in the press of the cancellation of the acquittal, the
decision of the Supreme Court was finally notified to the lawyers of Pinar Selek, this January 6
2023, by the Court of Assize of Istanbul. These six months of unbearable waiting and new
psychological torture for Pinar Selek ends in a travesty of justice. Pinar Selek does
the subject of an international arrest warrant ordering his imprisonment
immediate. This decision is taken by the Istanbul Criminal Court even before the judges
of this court have ruled at a first hearing, scheduled for March 31, 2023.
Such measures, ludicrous from a legal point of view and particularly serious
their scope and their consequences on Pinar Selek, are taken in a context of restriction
freedoms and multiplication of violence by the Turkish power against all
minorities and political opponents, especially against the Kurds, whether in Turkey
or in other countries. The upcoming elections in Turkey are conducive to all diversions
politics and all kinds of manipulation.
The solidarity groups with Pinar Selek refuse that the writer and sociologist be
once again the hostage of an iniquitous policy which translates into a veritable judicial farce.
They also refuse that it is the collateral victim of the appeasement policy of the
European countries with regard to the authoritarian and liberticidal regime which is rife in Turkey. They ask
to all the parliamentarians and political leaders who have testified in recent months to their
support for Pinar Selek, to act vigorously with the government so that it brings him
concretely all the security and protection that the French State owes to one of its
compatriots. Pinar Selek’s French nationality is not enough to protect her. Strengths of support
a large number of personalities from research and the intellectual and cultural world, the
solidarity groups with Pinar Selek renew to the President of the Republic their
request for firm and unconditional support as well as an official protest to the
Turkish power.
Finally, they call on Pinar Selek’s friends, artists, academics and
activists to redouble their efforts, to extend their mobilizations in support of all the victims
of Turkish power and to prepare numerous delegations to go to Istanbul on March 31
next to demand truth and justice for Pinar Selek!
European Coordination of Solidarity Collectives with Pinar Selek

Solidarity with Pinar Selek | family planning