A purge-victim Turkish judge is trying to rebuild his life after he was fired from his job with a government decree issued under post-coup emergency rule in 2016.
However, he still can’t quite move on with his life yet as he ends up getting a job as a stallholder on the market.
The purge-victim judge, Mehmet Köroğlu is selling oranges for $15 (TL 90) a day.
More than 145,000 people have lost their jobs as part of the government’s post-coup crackdown own its critics. It has become common occurrence that teachers, academics, journalists who were impacted by the crackdown shifted to low-profile positions to earn their livings.
Biraz da enaniyet yapalım. Emir kulu hakim olmaktansa böyle çalışmayı tercih ederim. Vicdanen rahat olmak önemli. pic.twitter.com/nkvbQvfxzs
— Mehmet Köroğlu (@MehmetK87008070) December 28, 2019