As part of the purge that was started after the coup attempt, Ari Hergel, who has been working as a guitar teacher in İSMEK (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Art and Vocational Training Courses), is fired.
Founded and directed by surgeon Aret Kamar, Istanbul Fertility Center is closed down as part of state of emergency on the ground that the center is connected to Gulenist terrorist organization.
Turkish Medical Association released a statement concerning images indicating that detained and arrested suspects of the attempted coup have been subjected to torture and torture claims that are reported by human rights foundations.
Though we watched live what happened on July 15, we still don't know exactly how the attempted coup unfolded behind the scenes. There are lots of reports and information about this issue, but they are just too new. We talked to Ahmet İnsel about what happened and the possible developments after the attempted coup.
After the attempted coup on July 15, which left 204 dead and 1491 injured, a wide operation in state institutions continue; officials are either arrested or suspended. As of Wednesday, some 2000 people are arrested and more than 50,000 civil servants are suspended as part of the investigation reaching to Turkish Armed Forces, public institutions and judiciary. It is expected that the investigations, detentions and purge will go on.
Now, we need democracy and human rights more than ever.
After cabinet meeting, President Erdoğan announced that state of emergency is declared for 3 months.
Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's Office had issued detention order for 134 judges and prosecutors. 47 of them are arrested.
Turkey’s Council of Higher Education (YÖK) banned all academics, including rectors, from going abroad and recalled the ones who are currently abroad. Also, 1577 university deans have been asked to resign.
Human Rights Association (İHD) and Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV) reacted against the demand of death penalty that was expressed during the demonstrations after the coup attempt in Turkey: “It should be considered that the attempt to bring capital punishment back would have grave legal and political consequences both in national and international scale.”