Kurds are like fire, if approached kindly they will warm you, if approached badly they will burn you

— Leyla Zana

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Women's fight for equal rights is essentially a humanist and peaceful struggle for true democracy, and a higher form of civilization.


Let us refuse to be silent! Speaking freely is a decisive step forward on the road to freedom.


I have defended democracy, human rights, and brotherhood between peoples.

And I'll keep doing so for as long as I live.


I love life and want to hold onto it.

But my passion for justice for my tormented people, for their dignity and freedom, must be greater still. For of what value is a life of slavery, of humiliation and contempt for that which you hold most dear: Your identity! I will therefore not give in to the Turkish Inquisition.

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