ETUC condemns persecution of Turkish trade union activists

DISK members arrested while holding a meeting about May 1

On April 21 the Turkish police burst into a peaceful gathering of trade union representatives who were organizing their activities for May 1 in a hotel near Taksim Square, Istanbul. The police intervened with tear gas & shields, injuring people and 12 DISK members were detained, some of them members of the board.

ETUC firmly demands the release of the detained Trade Union members.

The ETUC condemns the ongoing violations of trade union and human rights in Turkey and calls the Government to abide by International Labour Organisation conventions which they have signed.