French journalist Mathias Depardon was detained and has been kept in Gaziantep for 18 days to be deported. Recently, he went on hunger strike.
Yesterday, academic Nuriye Gülmen and teacher Semih Özakça were referred to the court and then arrested. They were on 76th day of hunger strike.
Gülmen and Özakça are on 76th day of hunger strike and director Ken Loach, producer Rebecca O'Brien and Pen International released solidarity messages.
Dismissed academic Nuriye Gülmen and teacher Semih Özakça are on the 75th day of their hunger strike, which they started with the demand of being returned to their jobs. Last night, police raided their houses and detained Gülmen and Özakça. Lawyer Selçuk Kozaağaçlı stated that the ground of detention is the following: “the protest might turn into an indefinite hunger strike or trigger events like Gezi Park protests or Tekel strike.”
The state of emergency declared after the coup attempt on July 15 resulted in a purge in universities that has never been seen before in Turkey's recent history. The emergency decrees have been used for dismissing both experienced academics who carried out many researches in universities and young academics whose careers had just begun. However, despite everything that happened, some academics hold on to their profession, which they define as “reason for being”. In this regard, Kocaeli Solidarity Academy is a precursor and guiding initiative. Having completed its first term of “alternative education”, it has also the purpose of establishing an open and free school of life for people with a new two-tear program.
70-year-old Kemal Gün is on hunger strike in Dersim for 82 days, demanding to take his son's body. Gün is fined to 18,387 lira due to “occupation of public space”.
Surviving the Suruç massacre, Gökçe Çetin and Merve Kanak told about the past 2 years, legal process and their expectation of justice.
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, stated that Turkey will have no place in the EU, if capital punishment is brought back.
Historian Taner Akçam reveals another document of critical importance. In the telegram sent by III. Army Commander Mahmut Kamil Paşa to the regions from where Armenians had been deported, it was stated that the houses of the ones who hide Armenians will be burned.
The latest target of treasure hunters is Surp Dırtad Monastery in Doğanköy (Tortan) village of Erzincan. Locals are at a loss, since authorities don’t do anything despite their complaints about increasing attacks by treasure hunters.