Turkish police detain 14 Migros employees for protesting payment delays

Source:Turkey Purge Date:24Sep2018

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In a similar development, Turkish police last Saturday detained hundreds of workers protesting over labor conditions at İstanbul’s new airport, a giant project championed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and due to open next month.


The airport is scheduled to open at the end of October, but Karabulut said that was in doubt because the remaining work would take another two months.

Unions have long complained about working conditions and labor safety at the airport, but under a state of emergency imposed after a failed 2016 military coup and only lifted in July, rights to strike or protest were curtailed.