Voices of Turkey’s purge
By mehul srivastava. Photographs by monique jaques.
4 may 2017
‘It’s like you are a leper, nobody wants to talk to you . . . nobody wants to come close to you’
After the failed coup, came the crackdown.
And Turks have a name for the crackdown: they call it Ohal.
Ohal is short for Olaganustu Hal, a state of emergency. It was imposed in July last year after almost 250 people died when rebel military factions attempted to oust Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president.