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SF Solidarity For Turkey Teachers Nuriye Gülmen & Semih Özakça On Hunger Strike in Ankara
by Labor Video Project
Monday May 22nd, 2017 3:04 PM
A solidarity rally was held in San Francisco on May 21, 2017 for two teachers Nuriye Gülmen & Semih Özakça who have been on hunger strike for 10 weeks. On the next day the government police arrested both of them.
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SF Solidarity For Turkey Teachers Nuriye Gülmen & Semih Özakça On Hunger Strike in Ankara

In Turkey, Nuriye Gülmen, a professor of literature, and Semih Özakça, a primary school teacher, have been on strike for more than 10 weeks after losing their jobs following the failed coup against the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, last July. Over 100,000 public workers have been fired and dismissed from their jobs without any legal process.

A solidarity rally was held in San Francisco on May 21, 2017 at Powell and Market to support their hunger strike and demand the immediate re-instatement of all fired teachers, journalists and public workers, an end to the repression and privatization of education and other public services. They were arrested by the police on Monday May 22, 2017.

For more information:
Petition https://www.change.org/p/government-of-turkey-reinstate-nuriye-and-semih-to-their-jobs

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

They were arrested by the government to stop support for their hunger strike on

Additional Media:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/22/two-turkish-educators-on-hunger-strike-detained-by-police
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KLBx07UmRc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8oXbTMNhmY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfYmsQnOELk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1UTZsAxj-Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsT-jdEyOcI
https://vimeo.com/204057979
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iftjMp75IK0
http://sflaborcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/06-10-13ResDefndTurkishWrkrs.pdf
http://sflaborcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/02-08-16TurkeyJournalistsResolution-Ltrhd.doc.pdf
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkeys-education-system-discriminates-against-ethnic-religious-minorities-report.aspx?pageID=238&nID=89257&NewsCatID=341
http://sendika14.org/2017/02/expulsion-of-academicians-from-universities-backfires-we-will-not-be-moved/
http://sendika14.org/2017/02/universities-and-academicians-for-freedoms-stand-behind-expelled-faculty-in-ankara/
https://www.ei-ie.org/en/uaas/uaa_details/68
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/19/turkey-sacks-15000-education-workers-in-purge

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§Turkey Teachers Face Mass Repression
by Labor Video Project Monday May 22nd, 2017 3:04 PM
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Turkey teachers face mass repression and firings as the Erdogan government ignores all democratic rights.
§Death Is At The Door
by Labor Video Project Monday May 22nd, 2017 3:04 PM
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This statement was handed out to San Francisco people about the hunger strike of Turkey Teachers Nuriye Gülmen & Semih Özakça
§Kurdish Teachers And Children Protest Repression
by Labor Video Project Monday May 22nd, 2017 3:04 PM
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Kurdish teachers and children protested the mass repression and terrorism by the government.
§Turkey Police Attack Teacher
by Labor Video Project Monday May 22nd, 2017 3:04 PM
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The Erdogan police and government forces have attacked teachers at Ankara University
§Turkey Media Repression
by Labor Video Project Monday May 22nd, 2017 3:04 PM
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Journalists have been jailed, murders, newspapers and tv stations have been closed and given to cronies of Erdogan and his AKP party.