Statement from Ermenek District Governorship on the action of the miners Ermenek District Governorship made a statement regarding the not allowing the march of workers working in a private mine to Ankara on the grounds that they could not get their salaries in Güneyyurt town of the district.
The following statements were made by the district governorship on the allegation that "there was an attack by the security forces for the second time" against the miners who took action yesterday in Güneyyurt town of Ermenek district of Karaman on the grounds that they could not get their salaries and compensation:
"On 25.11.2020, the mine workers who took action claiming that they could not get their salaries and compensation in Güneyyurt town of our district, despite the decision of the Karaman Provincial Hygiene Board that all kinds of activities were banned in the province, first to the center of Ermenek, then to the Mersin province Mut district and its successor. When it was learned that they gathered on the main street of Güneyyurt town to march to Ankara and that they will be walking without permission, necessary security measures were taken to prevent them from walking.
Despite repeated warnings and warnings that their actions were illegal and that they should be dispersed, the workers first demolished the barricades and then resisted the security forces.
Upon this, the incident was intervened, some of our security guards were slightly injured during the intervention, 10 people who continued their actions were detained, and the judicial proceedings are being carried out by the Ermenek Chief Public Prosecutor's Office. In addition, the claim that the so-called martial law was declared in our district does not reflect the facts. "