CUPE 4600 member Cihan Erdal has been unjustly jailed in Turkey since September 2020. CUPE is pressing the Canadian government to support Cihan as he prepares for trial in April, and to work to get him released from jail and safely home to Canada.
The next few weeks are critical. We need to make Cihan’s case a top priority for the Canadian government, and demand action.
CUPE National President Mark Hancock and National Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury have sent a letter to foreign affairs minister Marc Garneau with three specific demands for action and reiterating our union’s call last fall for Canada to work on Cihan’s behalf.
Please add your voice. Send a letter to Minister Garneau and other Canadian officials calling on Canada to take concrete steps to support Cihan and secure his release. Every letter makes a difference. Our solidarity will help bring Cihan safely home.