Greek protesters rally in support of jailed Turkish scholars

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Hundreds of people rallied in downtown Athens Wednesday in support of two Turkish scholars. Academic Nuriye Gulmen and teacher Semih Ozakca were arrested in May for going on hunger strike after losing their jobs in July 2016 under an emergency Turkish decree. They are accused of terror propaganda and violating laws regulating public demonstration. The Turkish emergency decree was declared after the failed July 2016 coup against Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.