Hüsamettin Özaydın, a father of four and an English language teacher who was removed from his job at a Siirt school, has reportedly passed away following a heart attack.
According the Magduriyetler.com, a web portal that reports post-coup abuses, Özaydın was dismissed with the government’s post-coup emergency decree, No 672, in late October 2016.
The teacher with 20 days of experience also spent 14 days under police custody, Magduriyetler said.
“He can’t stand the tough period he has been through, pressure from around and financial problems, and passed away following a heart attack,” the web portal said late Sunday.
More than 150,000 people have lost their jobs since the failed coup on July 15, 2016, as part of the government’s post-coup crackdown that has hit followers of the Gulen movement, Kurdish minority, liberals, Alevis, leftists and many others from other circles.