An Adana-based taecher who was removed from her job as part of the Turkish government’s post-coup crackdown, has died of cancer, according to media.
Hatice Ezgi Orçan was diagnosed with cancer after she was dismissed from the post with an emergency decree. The 33-year-old teacher had several surgeries to recover, ton no avail.
With most details regarding the type of her cancer and the reason for her dismissal unknown at the time of writing, media reported that Orçan passed away on Tuesday, leaving three children orphaned.
More than 150,000 people have passed through custody while 80,000 were remanded in pre-trial detention since the summer of 2016. Meanwhile, over 150,000 have lost their jobs since then.
Most of those persecuted were targeted over their links to the Gulen movement, which the government blames for the July 15, 2016 failed coup, a claim the group denies.