Hizmet Watch

Mapping Human Rights Violations against the Hizmet Movement

Alert Type: Purge

I am a Mother!

I’m a mother. Just like teacher Ayshe*. Like the mothers trying to bring up their babies in prison. I am…

A journey to the unknown

This is a story of a group of people who travelled from Turkey to Greece on a boat, told by one of the travellers. Over a thousand people embarked on such journey to escape from the Erdogan regime’s crackdown in Turkey.

I had six lessons today, I don’t know what I taught

On 12th December 2017, 5 people from Afghan-Turk schools were abducted by the Afghan intelligence service, National Directorate of Security (NDS). This excerpt is taken from Mrs Farzana Wardak’s oral account of what happened on the day.

‘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…

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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