Newly emerged video footage shows the moment Turkish police detained Nazan Bozkurt, Acun Karadag, two purge-victim activists and Melek Çetinkaya, mother of Furkan Çetinkaya, one of the military cadets who were jailed on coup charges in the aftermath of a failed military coup in July 2016.
The three activists were surrounded and detained by police minutes after they attempted to unfurl a banner to protests the ongoing government purge in Turkey. They were forcefully put in a police vehicle and reportedly taken to a police station for interrogation.
Acun Karadağ and Nazan Bozkurt were public servants before they were fired from their jobs with a decree issued by the Tukish government in the aftermath of a coup attempt on July 15, 2016. They have been holding regular protests to demand reinstatement to their jobs.
Melek Çetinkaya often joins them in these protests. Çetinkaya’s son, Furkan, is among the 259 military cadets who were given life sentences on coup charges of attempting to overturn the constitutional order and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government and parliament by use of force as well as membership in a terrorist organization.
Nazan Bozkurt, @acun_karadag were public servants before they were fired from their jobs with a decree issued by the Turkish gov't. They hold regular protests to demand reinstatement to their jobs. @Melekcetinkay76 often joins them in these protests || https://t.co/6sHZcrKMea pic.twitter.com/BW91mo23wh
— Turkey Purge (@TurkeyPurge) November 5, 2019
Harbiyeli Annesi Melek Çetinkaya ve ihraç emekçiler @acun_karadag ve Nazan Bozkurt’u yine gözaltına aldılar.Yasadışı eylem yapıyorlarmış.Yaptıkları ellerinde küçücük bir pankartla işlerini ve çocuğunu istemek.
Yazık gerçekten.3 kişiden korkuyorlar…!!! pic.twitter.com/lWO9hNvJ07
— Askeri Öğr. Komitesi (@Askeriogrenci16) November 5, 2019