Turkey: Clashes and arrests in Istanbul as protesters demand release of jailed academics

Clashes erupted between police and protesters outside Istanbul’s Sureyya Opera House, Friday, as demonstrators rallied in support of academics Nuriye Gulmen and Semih Ozakca, who started a hunger strike after being dismissed following the failed coup last July. Police dispersed the protesters after reportedly issuing several warning to the protesters, arresting 16 demonstrators in total... Еще. Academic Nuriye Gulmen and teacher Semih Ozakca were arrested in May for going on hunger strike after losing their jobs under the Turkish emergency decree. The decree was adopted after the failed coup against the Turkish president Erdogan that took place in July 2016.

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