Turkish Teacher Died Under Custody in the Aftermath of the Coup Attempt


Date posted: August 6, 2016

Turkish teacher who was denied medical aid after harsh treatment, dies under custody.

Gokhan Acikkolu was a teacher of history. As many people, he was detained on charge of being Gulen Fallower on July 23,2016. He died under police custody. He died without even knowing what he was accused of.

Fell sick over diabetes and harsh treatment the teacher was taken to a hospital. Doctors declared him well and sent him back to custody. Several days later, badly wounded and seriously ill teacher died under custody,

He was denied a funeral service because he was declared “ a traitor”. His father said that ‘My kid was a honorable, proud person. Probably due to his pride he was unable to bear the insult and suffered a heart attack. He was diabetic. It is like banana republic here. We can not claim our rigths. We can not say anything. Out of no reason our kid was branded a traitor. We did nothing wrong.’


Related News

Teacher abducted from Malaysia subjected to beating, torture in Ankara: cellmate

Alaaddin Duman, a teacher in Malaysia who was abducted by Turkish intelligence agency over his links to the Gulen movement in 2016, has been subjected to beating, torture and death threats during pre-trial custody in Ankara, according his cellmate.

Deputy Bal says did not resign from AK Party on anyone’s orders

Responding to speculations put forward by circles close to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) that independent Kütahya deputy İdris Bal resigned from the party on an order from Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, Bal has said he did not resign from the party on anyone’s orders, stating that if they could prove this, he is also ready to resign from his post as deputy.

TV series shooting banned over controversial scene depicting the Prophet Muhammad

Controversy over a scene depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a TV series has prompted the Konya Governor’s Office to cancel permission to shoot in the Central Anatolian province.

Avni: New plot under way to blame Gülen movement for PKK attacks

A whistleblower who tweets under the pseudonym Fuat Avni has claimed that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his accomplices have devised a new plot against the faith-based Gülen movement, also known as the Hizmet movement, in which they will place blame for the recent increasing violence across Turkey on the movement.

High court accepts indictment against Cihaner and Gen. Berk

The Supreme Court of Appeals on Friday accepted an indictment concerning a former third army commander and a prosecutor, who is currently a Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy, accusing the two men of founding and running a terrorist group. 2 March 2012 / TODAY’S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL The action plan details a military plan to destroy […]

17th TUSKON trade summit sees 25,000 B2B meetings

The 17th edition of the Turkey-World Trade Bridge summit, organized by the Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON), saw 1,160 foreign and 1,000 Turkish businesspeople discuss partnerships in an estimated 25,000 separate meetings on Thursday. The first day of meetings at the event brought businesspeople from a number of sectors, including textile and machinery, […]

Latest News

Fethullah Gülen’s Condolence Message for South African Human Rights Defender Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Hizmet Movement Declares Core Values with Unified Voice

Ankara systematically tortures supporters of Gülen movement, Kurds, Turkey Tribunal rapporteurs say

Erdogan possessed by Pharaoh, Herod, Hitler spirits?

Devious Use of International Organizations to Persecute Dissidents Abroad: The Erdogan Case

A “Controlled Coup”: Erdogan’s Contribution to the Autocrats’ Playbook

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Purge-victim man sent back to prison over Gulen links despite stage 4 cancer diagnosis

University refuses admission to woman jailed over Gülen links

In Case You Missed It

EU, US Have Little Leverage as Turkish Democracy Backslides

UN-DESA 53rd Commission for Social Development

Turkish Schools Struggle to Exist in Afghanistan

Sacked Turkish professor applies to employment organization

Likely case against Hizmet will bolster authoritarian character of Erdoğan gov’t

Mother of 5 children abandoned in parking lot released on high bail

Erdogan in Africa: Gulen and trade ties

Copyright 2022 Hizmet News