Nuriye Gulmen a 35-year old Turkish literature professor lost her job after the Turkish coup attempt and began a 269-day hunger strike with her spouse who had also been terminated as a teacher. Gulmen had been hospitalized before her trial began as her health had seriously deteriorated. She was sentenced to six years and three months in prison for “membership in an armed terror group,” referring to a left wing militant group. The court granted her conditional release and she was freed from the hospital where she was held in custody.
Her spouses, Semih Ozakca, was released from prison at an earlier hearing and was acquitted.
There was a third defendant, Acun Karadag, who was also acquitted.