Turkey -Unionists arrested -February 19, 2013

On Tuesday 19 February, the police issued arrest warrants for 167 people in 28 of the country’s 81 provinces for alleged links with a terrorist organisation. The police raided the headquarters of public sector union KESK in Ankara. Over a hundred members of KESK, including Steering Committee member Akman Simsek, were arrested. The attack carried out by the authorities on the public sector unions is strongly condemned by the international trade union confederation ITUC.

English: http://www.ituc-csi.org/turkey-more-than-100-trade?lang=en


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