ANKARA, Turkey — A second member of a left-hover neatly-liked folks tune group that’s banned in Turkey has died of a starvation strike in sigh of the manager’s crackdown on the band, the group acknowledged Thursday on its Twitter chronicle.
Grup Yorum acknowledged bass guitarist Ibrahim Gokcek, 41, died in a clinic in Istanbul. He changed into positioned in intensive care after he abandoned his starvation strike two days ago. He had been fasting for 323 days outdated to that.
The group’s singer, 28-year-veteran Helin Bolek, misplaced her life on April 3, on the 288th day of her starvation strike. Starvation strikers in Turkey traditionally refuse meals however enjoy liquids and take care of nutritional vitamins that extend their protests.
Grup Yorum, fashioned in Istanbul in 1985, is identified for its sigh songs and is clean of rotating band contributors. It has been prohibited from performing in Turkey since 2016, and authorities own jailed a few of its contributors.
The manager accuses Grup Yorum of hyperlinks to the outlawed Revolutionary Of us’s Liberation Celebration-Front, or DHKP/C. The militant group is designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.
Gokcek and Bolek had embarked on the starvation strike while in penitentiary closing year to press the manager to exhaust the ban and free detained band contributors.
They were released in November, however persevered the sigh to seek data from that Grup Yorum be allowed to resume concerts, that other jailed band contributors be released and that complaints against the group be dropped.
Two Grup Yorum band contributors, including Gokcek’s wife, remain in penitentiary.