“I object to everything that the court accuses me of. Our ideas are known to all; we fight within the framework of democracy, for human rights and botherhood among people. We will continue until the end of our life.

Leyla Zana's statement to the State Security Court, Ankara, December 8, 1994

Leyla Zana delivering her final defense speech to the Turkish Parliament.
Photo © Burham Ozbilici, Turkish writer/Associated Press