I am a teacher who was laid off on 25th July and was dismissed completely from my profession for no reason on 1st September.

To ward off any potential harm, we destroyed a whole library of books as a precaution. We binned all banned books, books directly linked to Hizmet and books belonging to arrested authors and those with an arrest warrant.

These were books which I had bought with the little money I had, some during my years as a student and some later.

We destroyed the newspapers at our house. I also destroyed photos and diaries that go back 12 years.

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