On Wednesday, December 13th, we held an information event on Nudem Durak at the Centro Sociale in Hamburg. The “Tatort Kurdistan Café” had invited us to present our campaign.

We reported on Nudem’s fate and her current state of adhesion and played some of her songs. The slides of the lecture can be found here.

Afterwards, the music group “Elbe 3” played the song that marked the beginning of our campaign: “Song for Nudem Durak”.

“Elbe 3” playing “Song for Nudem Durak” (Photo: Tatort Kurdistan, ANF)

In another lecture we discussed the general oppression of the Kurdish culture in Turkey. The slides of the lecture including a detailed list of sources can be found here.

Lecture at the Centro Sociale

Another piece of live music followed: Claus Zimmermann presented his song “The Story of Nudem Durak”.

Song “The Story of Nudem Durak”

The event ended with some information about our campaign. We drew particular attention to our planned music event on 8 September 2018.

The money raised for Nudem Durak had a gratifying result. We would like to thank all donors!

Many thanks to the Centro Sociale, the Tatort Kurdistan Café and everyone who came to visit us!

My dear friends and dear music friends,
I heard that you created a website about me / my story. I would like to thank you very much for your appreciation and all the effort!
I wish I could look at your site and follow you online. Unfortunately, there is no Internet in prison.
Once again my sincere thank to each one of you.
There is one thing I would like to say: I miss the music very much!
In love
Nudem Durak

Letter from Nudem with stamp of prison administration

The G20 summit with participants such as Erdogan was not the only event happening on Saturday in Hamburg. According to the organisers more than 76,000 people took to the streets and attended the demonstration themed “Solidarity without borders instead of G20”. Among the protesters were many Kurdish activists. We were there too and talked to many people who were interested in Nudem’s story.

We are very excited to show to you “The Story of Nudem Durak” by Claus Zimmermann!

The recording was taken at our event on July 25. Thank you very much, dear Claus!

We’d really appreciate if you like the song and spread the word.

For the first time in many months the family was able to visit Nudem Durak in her new prison. It took them 14 hours by car to travel the distance of 600 km from Kumcatı to Bayburt. Although her mother Hatice is not healthy, she went along with them. Here you can see her relatives taking a rest.

Nudem’s family on their way to Bayburt

Nudem Durak is no longer in Mardin. She was transferred to the Bayburt prison. This is 600 km away from her family! Her mother can no longer visit her as she is not up to the hardships of the trip.

Gate of Bayburt prison