A 26-year-old university student jumped to his death from the observation deck of Galata Tower on Wednesday reportedly due to depression caused by the imprisonment of his father in a post-coup purge.
The youngster, name Emre Güney, was the son of Haşim Güney, a former member of the Council of State who was imprisoned in July 2016 after a failed coup took place in Turkey. Emre was reportedly receiving psychological treatment following the arrest of his father.
He was laid to rest on Friday. His father was escorted to his son’s funeral by a group of gendarmes.
Haşim Güney was convicted of membership in the Gülen group and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He has been in prison for the past six years.
The Turkish government accuses the Gulen group of masterminding the failed coup in 2016. Following the coup attempt, the government declared a state of emergency and carried out a massive purge of state institutions under the pretext of an anti-coup fight. More than 130,000 public servants, including 4,156 judges and prosecutors, as well as 29,444 members of the armed forces, were summarily removed from their jobs for alleged membership in or relationships with “terrorist organizations” by emergency decree-laws subject to neither judicial nor parliamentary scrutiny.
"Bir garip (KHKlı çocuğu) ölmüş diyeler
Üç günden sonra duyalar
Soğuk su ile yuyalar
Şöyle garip bencileyin"
Yaşadıklarına dayanamayarak hastalanan ve sonunda intihar eden KHK ihraç hakim Haşim Güney'in oğlu Nahit Emre Güney'in cenazesini toprağa verdik. pic.twitter.com/SlwmO1cUl4
— Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu (@gergerliogluof) October 14, 2022