Emine Yürükçü, a Turkish teacher who was removed from her job by a government decree early in 2017, has been reinstated after two years of her death, the Turkish media reported.
According to the Kronos news portal, Yürükçü was fired as a primary school teacher without a due trial over her alleged links to the Gülen group, which is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a coup attempt in July 15, 2016. The group denies any involvement.
Following her dismissal, 47-year-old Yürükçü was reportedly diagnosed with breast cancer. The late treatment yielded no positive results and Yürükçü died seweral weeks after the diagnosis. According to her husband, Musa Yürükçü, she was found innocent and reinstated to her job on June 1, 2021.
“And today is the day. My wife Emine Yürükcü was reinstated to her job two years after her death. Because of the cancer, she qualified for a 90 percent disability rating. But they fired her because of a membership in a union,” Musa Yürükçü tweeted.
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 since the coup attempt in Turkey due to their alleged links to the Gülen movement, which strongly denies any involvement in the failed putsch.
In a similar development in February 2018, a Turkish teacher, Gökhan Açıkkollu, who was tortured to death while in police custody in the wake of the coup attempt over alleged membership in the Gülen movement, was found innocent one-and-a-half years later and “reinstated” to his job.
The official document for Açıkkollu’s reinstatement was delivered by the principal of his former school to Açıkkollu’s wife, who had also been dismissed from her job as a teacher by a government decree.
In another incident, Mustafa Nacaroğlu, an accountant who was also fired from his job by a government decree due to his alleged links to the Gülen movement, was reinstated to his job one year after he died in a traffic accident in January 2018.
Ve beklenen gün geldi .Eşim Emine Yürükcü vefatından iki yıl sonra görevine iade oldu.Kanser hastalığından dolayı yüzde 90 engelli raporu olan hasta bir insanı sadece sendika üyeliği bahanesiyle görevden atanlar.
— Musa Yurukcu (@MusaYurukcu) June 1, 2021