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Diyarbakır mothers' sit-in protests and child soldiers of the PKK

The sit-in protests began when Hacire Akar staged a protest outside of the Peoples' Democratic Party's (HDP) Diyarbakir office on September 3, 2019.

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The protests have immediately spread from Diyarbakır to Van, Muş, Şırnak, Hakkari, Izmir, and Berlin. It has been 1057 days since then and while 303 families have joined in the sit-in protest so far, 37 mothers have reunited with their children. For many years, child soldiers have been forcibly recruited by the PKK terrorist organization.