A sit-in protest by dozens of families in southeastern Turkey against YPG/PKK terrorists marked its 200th day on Friday.

On Aug. 22, Hacire Akar, a Kurdish mother, staged a protest near the HDP’s office in Diyarbakir province, claiming that the terror group and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) had brainwashed and taken her 21-year-old. Her son returned home four days later, giving hope to other families with the same plight.

Since then, the number of protesting mothers has been steadily growing — now at 125 — as they demand the return of their children, who, they say, were deceived

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