Translated From Turkish by Translators for Justice
Mehmet Soğancı, the President of TMMOB (Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects) Administration Board has given a press statement on 8 July 2013, concerning the detention of Istanbul Branch administrators of TMMOB-related chambers.We’re warning the political ruler:
Release our administrators immediately, who you have detained when they were entering Gezi Park, which you illegally closed and said that it’s open to public as of today.
Our friends, Süleyman Solmaz, TMMOB İstanbul City Coordination Board Secretary and the Vice President of TMMOB Chamber of Mechanical Engineers Istanbul Branch, Beyza Metin, the President of TMMOB Chamber of Electrical Engineers Istanbul Branch, Sabri Orcan, the Vice President of TMMOB Chamber of Architects Istanbul Branch, Akif Burak Atlar, Istanbul Branch Secretary of TMMOB Chamber of City Planners, Branch Assistant Secretary Sezi Toprakçı, Architect Mücella Yapıcı, Architect Canan Yapıcı should be released immediately with other detainees.
Immediately cease your practices in Istanbul, in Gezi Park and all around Turkey which violate human rights and democracy.
TMMOB will pursue this unlawfulness to the end.
President of TMMOB Administration Board