Fatma Demirel, a health worker who was fired from her job with a gov’t decree issued following a coup attempt in 2016, reportedly committed a suicide at her home in Diyarbakır province.
Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a pro-Kurdish deputy, confirmed the death of 48-year-old woman in a tweet he posted on Friday.
Following the coup attempt, the Turkish government launched a massive crackdown on followers of the Gulen group under the pretext of an anti-coup fight, as a result of which more than 150,000 people were removed from state jobs while in excess of 50,000 others were jailed and some 600,000 people have been investigated on allegations of terrorism.
Dozens of people have committed suicide either after they were imprisoned over ties to the group. Some of these suicides have been found to be suspicious.
Bu kaçıncı KHKlı intihar?
Çaresizlikten bu kaçıncı intihar?
Fatma Demirel, Diyarbakır ikametli
Diyarbakır çocuk hastanesinden KHK ile ihraç
48 yaşında, 1 çocuk annesiydi
Yas evi: Hatboyu caddesi Kulplular yas evi
Soykırım devam ediyor,kamuoyu ve yetkililer susuyor! pic.twitter.com/UX6uDEd5D8
— Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu (@gergerliogluof) December 10, 2021