Support from Margaret Atwood for Nuriye and Semih

NEWS CENTER- Canadian writer Margaret Atwood delivered a message in support of imprisoned Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça on hunger strike for 85 days.

Support for academic Nuriye Gülmen and teacher Semih Özakça, who were dismissed from their job by Statutory Decrees (KHK) and launched a hunger strike by demanding their job back and who have been imprisoned for demanding their job back, has continued on the 85th day of their hunger strike. Canadian writer Margaret Atwood delivered a message in support of Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça

In the message, Margaret says;

“Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça are two of 4,811 academics and 40,000 teachers who were dismissed by emergency decrees. They have now been on hunger strike for over 80 days and were arrested on 22 May 2017 in dawn raids by breaking their doors. They are in prison in Ankara. Their lives are now in danger due to their desire for justice. They should be released and their jobs should be reinstated. Please support all people advocating freedom of expression and democracy in Turkey.”