Veteran out of social security coverage after being dismissed in post-coup purge


Date posted: April 14, 2017

Being a veteran is no relief from Turkey’s government witch hunt as M.E.Ç., a former police officer who lost his one ear and eye to clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) says he cannot benefit from a state-backed social security coverage to undergo a surgery after dismissal.

M.E.Ç. is only one of 134,200 people who got sacked as part of the government’s post-coup purge of institutions.

His post on a closed Facebook group, established by some of the purge victims, reveals that the cruel post-coup dragnet knows no boundaries when it is dealing with the state’s perceived enemies.

“Hi guys, I got heavily insured after a bombed attack by PKK at a check point on July 27, 2016. I was dismissed on Jan 1, 2017. I lost my right eye and left ear due to injuries, there are still deep burn scars on many parts of my body. I got 7 surgeries and I still need to undergo one more. But, my social security insurance ended and the police department refuse to pay my severance since I was dismissed. Do you think I can benefit from veterans’ rights? How can I get my treatment?” M.E.Ç. said.

Source: Turkey Purge , April 8, 2017


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