Executive officers of Tüm Bel-Sen (Union of All Municipality Civil Servants) and Egitim-Sen (Education and Science Workers' Union) in Izmir, Turkey have been held in custody for the last 6 days.

Tüm Bel-Sen (Union of All Municipality Civil Servants) and Egitim-Sen (Education and Science Workers' Union) are two unions that are members of KESK ( Confederation of Public Employees Trade Unions in Turkey). This is the first and one of the largest confederation of civil servants' unions, representing public workers and teachers.

The ruling party AKP (Justice and Development Party) has used a State of Emergency to install one-man rule, purging democratic institutions and movements. Egitim-Sen has been a major target of repression, as reported here previously.

An international campaign, using the twitter hashtag , was conducted today.