In Turkey, an academic and a teacher have been on hunger strike for over two months to protest a government purge that cost them and tens of thousands other civil servants their jobs in the wake of the 2016 failed coup.

Surviving on a diet of lemon and saltwater and sugar solutions, Nuriye Gulmen, a literature professor, and Semih Ozakca, a primary school teacher, have held daily demonstrations in the capital Ankara since they began their hunger strike in March.

Wearing surgical masks to reduc…
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