Hizmet Watch

Mapping Human Rights Violations against the Hizmet Movement

My right of property, travel and my freedom have been taken away from me

I am a businessman running a very famous restaurant known by all around Turkey. While I was abroad for business…

My husband is being tortured and I am worried about his life

“My name is S.A.. I’m a teacher. The police came to our house on a Thursday night at the end…

Preventing a writer from reading books is a real oppression

Press Release regarding the Ministry of Justice, Prison and Detention Houses Directorate’s Press Release dated 3 Dec 2016 There have…

‘I fear that they might confiscate my passport’

While I was studying in the US with state funding they cut my funding with the KHK decree number 673,…

‘No one is giving me a job as everyone stopped greeting me’

I am a graduate of Istanbul University, Physics department. I started work in 2001 as a computer programmer at a…

‘We fear for our lives and the lives of our children’

Hi, my name is Mehmet, I worked between 2003-2016 at Kaynak Holding’s Isik Publishing House as a Spanish Publications Editor….

‘I cannot make myself heard in my own country’

First of all, I don’t want people to think that I am complaining about my country. I love my country…

My father removed from his teaching post and my bursary halted for no reason

I am a university student. My only income is the bursary that I receive from the government. I do not…

‘All of you will be hanged’: no criminal offences, academic jailed for having a bank account

Due to a slander thrown from one of his colleagues, my close friend’s father who is an academic was detained…

I feel like living in a Kafka novel

I was dismissed with the decree no. 672. I applied for many human rights organizations but couldn’t receive any feedback….

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