Turkish court orders release of teacher on hunger strike: Lawyer

AFP , Friday 20 Oct 2017

A Turkish court on Friday ordered the release of a teacher on hunger strike since March to protest his dismissal in a crackdown after last year's failed coup, his lawyer said.

Semih Ozakca was due to be released later Friday but the academic Nuriye Gulmen -- also on hungerstrike to protest her sacking -- will remain in prison, their lawyer, who did not wish to be named, told AFP.

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