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Leyla Zana

Leyla Zana

The vid of the oath is actually getting hard to find, as Turkish social media monitors keep having it taken down as soon as it appears….

short version – hosted outside of Turkey

She drove them nuts that day. It started before she said a single word as she walked down the aisle wearing the headband in Kurdish colors…I love a good bit of political fashion.

After taking her oath in the Turkish she learned in prison, Zana uttered a single sentence in her native Kurdish: “I take this oath for the brotherhood between the Turkish people and the Kurdish people.”

Imagine if Ilhan Omar had ended her congressional oath with something like that in Arabic!

10 Years in Prison & a couple of human rights awards later, our Leyla was elected to Turkish parliament again in 2015 and guess what she did!