Allegetion that the DHKP-C militant in the photograph is Semih Özakça

CLAIM / Photo: The one in the photograph taken in the DHKP-C militant camp is Semih Özakça

FALSE

 

A photograph taken in the DHKP-C militant camp is shared as the photograph of Semih Özakça, who was dismissed after 15 July Coup Attempt through Decree law, in the social media. It is claimed that the photograph is taken in the DHKP-C militant camp in Syria in 2012.

However, this claim that the person in the photograph taken in the DHKP-C militant camp is Semih Özakça does not representing the truth when the photograph and Semih Özakça’s photograph are compared.

As you can see above, it can be seen that the noses of Semih Özakça and the person who is allegedly Semih Özakça are montaged when we compare it with the original photographs.

The one in the photograph is not Semih Özakça. He is Kenan Günyel, one of 10 DHKP-C militants who were killed in the operation by the Turkish Army Forces in Ced Valley of Tunceli in 7 November 2016. Doğan News Agency’s news giving the name of the killed DHKP-C militants in this operation including Kenan Günyel is based on the official sources and also verified by the sources known as to be related to DHKP-C.

The photographs and videos in the Sosyalistforum2.net shows the fact that the one in the DHKP-C militant camp is Kenan Günyel, not Semih Özakça.

Who is Semih Özakça?

Semih Özakça, a primary school teacher, and Nuriye Gülmen, an academician, who were dismissed through the Decree law No: 675 issued under the State of Emergency after the 15 July Coup Attempt. After they lost their job, they have been on hunger strike since 8 March 2017 to be reinstated.

Translation: Gizem Dikmen