Why was Sırrı Süreyya Önder arrested? Who is Sırrı Süreyya Önder?

Why was Sırrı Süreyya Önder arrested? Who is Sırrı Süreyya Önder?
Why was Sırrı Süreyya Önder arrested? Who is Sırrı Süreyya Önder?

📩 04/01/2023 09:01

Sırrı Süreyya Önder, who was detained within the scope of the investigation into the activities carried out in 2014 regarding the Kobani incidents, was caught and detained in the hotel room where he was staying in the operation carried out by TEM teams in Aksaray.

Investigation Continues

Upon the call of the HDP Central Executive Board, YPG / PKK supporters carried out acts of violence and acts in 6 provinces on October 7-2014, 35 under the pretext of Kobani, 2 police were killed, 31 people lost their lives and 221 citizens and 139 police were injured.

Who is Sırrı Süreyya Önder?

Sırrı Süreyya Önder (July 7, 1962, Adıyaman), Turkish filmmaker, writer and politician, 24th Term Istanbul MP, 25th Term and 26th Term Ankara Deputy.

He worked as a scriptwriter, director, movie actress, music producer and columnist in the national press. In the 2011 general elections he participated in the ranks of the Labor, Democracy and Freedom Bloc (independents supported by the BDP), Istanbul was elected as a deputy from the 2nd region. He became the HDP's candidate for Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality presidency in the 2014 local elections, but he did not win. In the June 2015 general elections and November 2015 general elections he participated in the ranks of the HDP, Ankara was elected as a deputy from the 1st region.


Sırrı Süreyya Önder was born in 1962 in the central district of Adıyaman, in a family he referred to as assimilated Turkmen. Barber and his father Scrivener in 1960 Turkey Labor Party founder and has been the president of the province of Adiyaman. Önder, whose father died of cirrhosis when he was eight years old, moved to his grandfather's house with his mother and four siblings and started to work as an apprentice in a photographer during this period. After the age of 16, he entered the Malaria War and Eradication Organization as a seasonal worker after his photography fee was not enough to support his family. Önder, who lost this job when the nationalist front government was established, opened a tire repair shop.

Years of education and political life

Önder, who was arrested and imprisoned for protesting the Maraş Massacre when he was two high school students at Adıyaman High School in 1978, won Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences, which was his first choice in the university exam, and went to Ankara after his release. He was in Ankara when the September 12 coup took place. He went to jail in his first round of arrest. After a lengthy trial, he was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Önder, who was hiding in a shanty house in the Altındağ district of Ankara when he started to be searched with posters, was caught after a friend, whom he had been tortured with in the past years, reported his hiding place and was kept in a place called DAL for 105 days. His conviction ended after 105 days of detention. He spent seven years in various prisons as a result of the burning of his executions due to protests and actions such as hunger strikes.


Önder had his first directorial experience in the movie called Beynelmilel, shot by BKM Film and written by himself. The movie, which he co-directed with Muharrem Gülmez, was shot in 2006 and released in January 2007. In the film, the effects of martial law after September 12, 1980 on the local people and the musician class (gevende) are explained in a tragicomic way. In 2012, he became one of the directors of F Type Film.


Year Movie Görev Notes and awards
2006 Beynelmilel Director
Player (Fortune)
14th Golden Boll Film Festival Best Film Award, Best Screenplay Award and Public Jury Award
18th Ankara International Film Festival Best Film Award and Onat Kutlar Best Screenplay Award
26th International Istanbul Film Festival Jury Special Award
7th Karachi International Film Festival Best Director Award
Barcelona International Political Film Festival Special Jury Prize and Public Jury Prize
Fog and Night Player
2008 He ... his children Scriptwriter
heartless man Scenario consultant
2009 Island: Wedding of Zombies Guest player (Taxi driver)
Dragon Trap Player (Public Order Branch Manager)
2010 Mar Guest actor
2012 Underground Actor (Cevdet) The episodes starring Sırrı Süreyya Önder were removed from the film during the montage. 
2012 Type F film Director
2013 Wedding Association Player (Hotel owner)
2014 I have an objection Screenwriter, Actor (Retired major)  
2015 My inner voice In Own Name


Önder started journalism between January 2010 and March 2010 by writing columns for BirGün newspaper. After October 2010, he worked as a columnist for Radikal newspaper and for Özgür Gündem newspaper in May-June 2011.


  1. HDP people are thought to come from apes, otherwise they behave like human beings.

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