Hizmet Watch

Mapping Human Rights Violations against the Hizmet Movement

Location: Germany

Newspaper forced to shut down in Germany

The Turkish-language newspaper Zaman will stop its operations in Germany after receiving threats to its readers, a member of staff…

Prominent educator receives death threats

Ercan Karakoyun, a prominent educator and dialogue pioneer within Berlin’s Turkish community, has received six death threats via email and…

Threatening text messages sent to Turkish imam

Osman Örs, a Berlin imam and hizmet sympathiser received threatening messages on his mobile. “I got threatening messages on my…

Sign Placed Outside Mosque Forbidding Entry to Hizmet People

A sign was found outside the doors of a mosque in Brakel, Germany, denying entry to Hizmet sympathisers. The mosque…

Hizmet sympathisers denied entering mosque

A man on the board of a Diyanet mosque funded by the Turkish government in Schwerte, Germany prevented a congregant…

Sympathisers within congregation banned from mosque

Sympathisers of the Hizmet Movement are labelled as traitors and banned from attending a local mosque in Germany. The signs…

E.U Germany organisation shares anti-Hizmet article calling for closure of Hizmet schools/charities

Union of Turkish Democrats (UETD), an organisation with branches across Europe and the U.K has shared an article by Pro-Akp…

150 supporters of Turkish president attack youth centre

In Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, about 150 supporters of the Turkish president attacked a youth centre with ties to Gülen’s Hizmet…

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