Rally against emergency rule banned over state of emergency in Turkey’s west
A rally organized by several unions on behalf of İzmir Work and Democracy Forces was rejected a grant by the İzmir Mayor’s Office on Dec. 13 due to the state of emergency rules, per the official statement.
“To prevent possible irrecoverable and undesirable incidents that may result in events violating the public order and citizens’ rights and freedoms, the rally themed ‘Democracy, not state of emergency’ was not granted permission,” read the statement released by the mayor’s office.
The rally, organized by the Confederation of Trade Unions (DİSK), the Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (KESK), the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) and the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) sought permission to perform a march on Dec. 23.
The unions are expected to make a public statement on Dec. 14 regarding the issue.