24 detained as Turks rally outside state court to support jailed scholars

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Police have detained 24 people who protesting outside an Ankara Court Thursday against the continued detainment of academic Nuriye Gulmen and teacher Semih Ozakca. Gulmen and Ozakca have been on hunger strike since their dismissal following the failed coup last July and were arrested in May. Police used batons and pepper spray to disperse the group of protesters who were attempting to make a press statement ahead of the academics’ court hearing.