Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a physician, columnist and the former head of Association for Human Rights and Solidarity for the Oppressed (MAZLUMDER), said the government prohibits him even from setting foot in public buildings after he was dismissed from a state-run hospital in Kocaeli with a post-coup decree.
Speaking to KRT TV channel last week, Gergerlioglu said he was notified during a visit to his kid’s school that a district governorship asked the school management not to allow him into the building.
He was also removed from the school’s parent-teacher association just because he was fired via a government decree, Gergerlioglu said.
“We are treated like we were lepers. I contacted the Prime Ministry’s Communication Bureau (BIMER) about the ban. In the local governor’s office’s correspondence, it was written that we shall not be allowed to enter public buildings. Will I now not be able to enter a courthouse or a hospital? The answer I was given (by BIMER) was: Your appeal was not granted. The administrative decision was orderly. The government approves this. There is no mistake,” Globe Post news portal translated Gergerlioglu’s remarks.
“I am not even allowed to be a member of the foundation, established to build a mosque in my neighborhood,” he added.
More than 130,000 people have lost their jobs over alleged links to the July 15 coup attempt so far.