Turkish hunger steward to hospital

Turkish hunger steward to hospital

World September 26, 2017 12:39

istanbul - Turkish university student Nuriye Gülmen was transferred from a prison clinic to a state hospital in Ankara on Monday on Tuesday. She has been weakened by a hunger strike of more than six months and can hardly get into bed, according to Onur Naci Karahanci from the doctor's room in the Turkish capital.

Gülmen joined forces with primary school teacher Semih Özakca in hunger strike on March 9th. The two women thus protested against their resignation following the failed coup last July. They were later charged with membership of a terrorist organization. Their process began this month and will continue on Thursday.

Özakca is still in prison in Ankara. Gülmen and Özakca only take water, sugar, salt and vitamin B. They want to continue their action until they retreat their job. They belong to the more than 100,000 Turkish officials who were fired or suspended by decree under the emergency order under the emergency order.

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