News - Country: Turkey - Theme: Human and Trade Union Rights

Turkey: EI condemns latest arrests of trade union leaders (25 June 2012)

The head office of Eğitim Sen, EI’s Turkish affiliate, was raided by police in Ankara early morning on 25 June, as well as the Confederation of Public Employees (KESK)’s offices. Nearly 70 unionists had their houses searched by the police and were taken into custody, including three Eğitim Sen Executive Board members: Mehmet Bozgeyik, General Secretary, Sakine Esen Yilmaz, Women’s Secretary and Abdullah Karahan, Secretary for Financial Affairs.