Izmir governor, on Wednesday, banned the “No State of Emergency, Urgent Democracy” rally, organized by several labor unions, 10 days before it was held in the city’s iconic Gündoğdu square.
The event was banned on the grounds that it may harm public order and violate others’ rights and freedoms, a statement by the governor’s office said.
The event was planned by the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions (DİSK),the Confederation of Public Workers’ Unions (KESK), the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects and the Turkish Medical Association (TBB).
TBB office in Izmir said it would deliver a press meeting about the ban on Thursday.
Turkey survived a military coup on July 15, 2016, after which the government declared a State of Emergency. Several opposition were banned during the emergency rule and thousands of people were arrested.