amnesty.org – May 22, 7:32 AM

The dismissal of more than 100,000 Turkish public sector workers is arbitrary and has had a catastrophic impact on their lives and livelihoods, a new report published by Amnesty International reveals. No end in sight: Purged public sector workers

Trial of 221 main suspects of July 15 coup bid begins amid heavy security and calls for death penalty.
Amnesty International on May 22 accused the Turkish government of implementing “arbitrary dismissals” of public sector workers since the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, widely believed to have been masterminded by the followers of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen.

Failed coup attempt generals appear before court for first time

A trial begins into the prime suspects in last year’s failed coup, with prosecutors demanding up to 2,988 life sentences for top generals and others
Two Turkish teachers on 75-day hunger strike detained by police

Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça have been on strike after losing their jobs in purge that followed coup attempt

Two Turkish teachers who are on their 75th day of a hunger strike have been detained by police in Ankara.

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