‘Dismissed Turkish officials struggle with livelihood’

‘Dismissed Turkish officials struggle with livelihood’

The ontslaggolf under Turkish officers after the failed coup in July last year, the livelihood of tens of thousands of people are a lot more difficult.

According to Amnesty International, life is destroyed of the more than one hundred thousand police officers, soldiers, magistrates, doctors, academics and teachers who were dismissed.

Their careers were abruptly interrupted, and the access to other jobs, their denied. They can not claim social benefits. Dismissed civil servants according to Amnesty international designated on their savings, support from friends and family, work in the informal sector or minor allowances of their trade unions.

Researchers from Amnesty international spoke to dozens of affected people. None of them had an explanation about the reason of dismissal, except that there are suspicions had ties with terrorist groups.

State of emergency

By the state of emergency that shortly after the couppoging was proclaimed the Turkish authorities to decree a reign. Supervision by the parliament or the judiciary, there is hardly any.

The police in the Turkish capital of Ankara and took in the night between Sunday and Monday two of the teachers on hunger strike for their job back. Literatuurprofessor Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakca names since march 9, only water, sugar, salt, and vitamin B, and according to the news agency DPA of their state of health criticism had become.


Just outside of Ankara is Monday, the trial began against more than two hundred suspects of the failed coup. It includes the former head of the air force and dozens of generals, colonels and majors. The suspects were on their way to the court along angry demonstrators led. They demanded the death penalty, and threw with slings.

The process takes place in a specially for the occasion, built a court in Sincan, outside Ankara. There are a total of 221 suspects, of whom there are twelve a wanderer. At the couppoging came in July 2016 and more than 240 people were killed, including many civilians.

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