“You have to stay in the square, in Taksim, until the government accepts your demands. Don’t leave it. [Stay] there with your peaceful demonstration, your peaceful strike, sit-in. And I call upon women to join it on a wide scale everywhere, in the squares in different cities, not only in Taksim. Long live the people’s struggle for their rights!” — Leila Khaled
Leila Khaled is a politburo member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. She is currently in Amed/Diyarbakır for the First Middle East Women’s Conference. Video by Barış Yıldırım (aka Ozan Baran).