We pass on the statement (in a shortened version) written by individuals in solidarity about two ongoing struggles . Although we dont believe in petitions and adressing state institutions, right now we see sharing information and raising awareness about those cases as one way to support the aim of people who are targeted by the fascist turkish state …
Hungerstrike of teachers Nuriye Gulmen and Semih Ozakca
Since the coup attempt as part of in-fighting in Turkey, thousands of democratic public servants were dismissed by the AKP-government.
One of them is the teacher Nuriye Gülmen. She is resisting since November 9th, 2016 to protest her dismissal by emergency laws. Therefore her protest is representing the rights of all other dismissed public workers. At the same time she struggles for the end of the emergency state.
Her sit-in-protest already reached the 193th day. Since the AKP didn’t react to her demands, Nuriye Gulmen and Semih Ozakca, another dismissed teacher, started an unlimited hungerstrike in Ankara on March 9th, 2017.. Their protest already has a big medial attention, but the government still acts deaf. The health of Nuryie and Semih is already seriously in danger. Their situation has worsened massively. Their demands must be fulfilled immediately because their life is really in danger!
It is time for the international community to raise its voice for the struggle of Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça!
On social media, support the hashtag #NuriyeAndSemihAreNotAlone to spread the news, call for solidarity, and ask the government of Turkey to listen to their demands!
You can also contact Turkish embassy in your country. To find the contact numbers and addresses of the Turkish embassies visit: http://www.mfa.gov.tr/yurtdisi-teskilati.tr.mfa
HUNGERSTRIKE FOR JUSTICE IN DERSIM
The 70-year old Kemal Gun struggles for the dead body of
his son Murat Gun at the Seyit Riza monument in the
city Dersim (Tunceli).
Since November 2016 the corpses of 10 revolutionaries,
whom were killed with chemical bombs during an military
operation by the Turkish Armed Forces are missing.
Until today only two corpses were given to their families.
There’s still no information into the whereabouts of the
other killed persons.
Kemal Gun is continuing an unlimited hungerstrike for 76
days, demanding a proper funeral for his son.
In the past, already Husnu Yildiz has successfully
struggled with a death fast protest for the dead body of his disappeared brother Ali Yildiz, who had been buried in a
The demand of Kemal Gun has to be accepted immediately.
Every person has the right to bury his or her relative
Its possible to support Kemal Gun with a petition. See a pre-assembled version for a petition on the link below: