Y.E. a math teacher of ten years, now works as a construction worker in order to make his living.
According to a Facebook post on March 6, Y.E. was dismissed from profession with a decree issued by the Turkish government in the aftermath of a coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
“Vertical transmission from mathematic to construction labor,” Y.E. said in his Facebook post.
He also pinned a photo of himself working at a construction site along with song lyrics written by Ahmet Kaya, a Turkish-Kurdish singer from Malatya, Turkey.
“I have been covered in dust head to toe,
My face and back have been covered by fog
My beards have been covered in rust
How will you know how I have been burning?”
Apart from massive arrests, Turkish government has dismissed more than 120,000 civil servants, among them police officers, teachers and academics, during the State of Emergency since July 15.