A week after Erdoğan got what he wanted from Finland and Sweden to give his assent for them to join NATO — the heads of dozens Kurdish activists living in both countries on a platter — , the man who rules the country recently renamed “Türkiye” can claim another “victory” for Ankara. Once again, against the Kurds. This time, against trade unionists.
On 4 July, Gönul Erden, former co-president of PSI affiliate SES (the Trade Union of Public Employees in Health and Social Services), who has been in prison since 22 September 2021, found out she will not return home (at least) until 3 October. The same goes for Selma Atabey, current SES co-president, who was arrested in the morning of the same day for “breach of bail conditions”. Both are Kurdish.
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Erdoğan’s witch-hunt against (Kurdish) healthcare workers in “Türkiye” continues
Scandalously fabricated accusations by a sold-out judiciary keep workers in prison for as long as possible — like Gönul Erden, in jail…https://publicservicesinternational.medium.com/erdo%C4%9Fans-witch-hunt-against-kurdish-healthcare-workers-in-t%C3%BCrkiye-continues-36989c1820d5
In the last few years, public employees have been identified by Erdoğan as the cornerstones of a solidarity coalition which emerged between the “left” and the Kurds… and they are unjustly losing their jobs for that reason.