In Gaziantep, Turkey, an unemployed man, Eyüp Dal, came in front of the municipality building and burned himself. Dal died in the hospital.
The former convicted unemployed citizen applied for a job to Gaziantep's Şahinbey municipality governed by the ruling AKP. According to the sources, Eyüp Dal received a positive response from the municipality first, but when it turned out that he could not be employed, Dal burned himself in front of the townhall.
Eyüp Dal, who was severely burned, had been in the intensive care unit for four days before he died.
The mother, Türkan Dal, said, "My son had been looking for a job for an average of 5 years. He was happy that he found a job in a factory recently and he would start to work. But, they had also rejected him."