According to a report by Duvar, Ms. Alev Şhhin was working at a Provincial Directorate of Environment and Urbanization in Düzce, a small city in Turkey, as an architect. She got fired from her job by a simple delegated legislation or presidential decree (KHK) on January 6, 2017, without an investigation, indictment or conviction.
Since then Ms. Şahin began her sit-in protest everyday in a crowded square in Düzce. Some citizens supported her protest. Ms. Şahin, a young architect, said that she got fired from the work without a reason given and no one made an explanation about her losing the job.
According to Şahin, she got fired because she did her job properly. During her work, she sentenced big companies about incomplete and incorrect practices and she thinks that this is the main reason that cost her job.
After the 15 July coup attempt, over 40,000 people have been jailed, vast majority of them without indictments, including nearly 200 journalists.