Kani Önen, a police officer who was dismissed by a decree issued by the Turkish government in the aftermath of a coup attempt on July 15, 2016, died on September 20 at a mining site in Gebze district, journalist Sevinç Özarslan reported.
According to the report, he was acquitted of all charges by a Turkish court. He was however refused to be reinstated to his job.
The Turkish government has purged more than 145,000 state officials including judges, prosecutors, doctors, academics and teachers as part of the witch-hunt targeting the Gülen group since a failed coup on July 15.
Dismissed or suspended civil servants have been prohibited from securing job in other public institutions, while many teachers’ diplomas were also cancelled. Since the majority of the private sector is concerned about government pressure, they prefer not to employ fired public workers.
In order to survive, many purged civil servants and others have become unregistered market vendors or laborers on farms, for construction companies and the like
Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen group. The group denies any involvement.
BİR KHK'LI DAHA GİTTİ
İhraç polis KANİ ENÖN (32), Gümüşhane Karatoprak Madencilik’te çalışırken üzerine kepçe kovası düşmesi sonucu 20 Eylül 2022'de ÖLDÜ.
— Sevinç Özarslan (@sevincozarslan) September 28, 2022