Republican Sinn Féin activist Diarmuid Mac Dubhghlais with Nuriye Gülmen at the recent 8th Annual “International Eyup Bas Symposium for Unity of Peoples against Imperialist Aggression” in Istanbul, Turkey.
Since November 9th 2016 this academic, Nuriye Gülmen, has been protesting against her dismissal under emergency legislation. She protests on Yüksel Street Istanbul. So far she and others have been on protest from 170 days. The AKP government has not conceded on their demands. April 27th is day 50 of hunger strike. She is joined the by another laid-off teacher Semih Ozakca on 9th March 2017 in an indefinite hunger strike.
A full report will be in SAOIRSE: THE VOICE OF THE REPUBLICAN MOVEMENT.
Statement from Nuriye Gülmen
I’m laughing at you.
“I got kicked out of my job with law enforcement. On the day of November 9, 2016, in front of the human rights memorial, Ankara is in front of the human rights memorial. The Sit-in on the 169th day.
We started a hunger strike on the 9th of March, with Semih Ozakca, with Semih Ozakca, for any response to the taleplerimize. Today is the 49 th day of hunger.”
April 26, 2017