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Mapping Human Rights Violations against the Hizmet Movement

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‘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…

‘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….

‘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 was pounded, I was abused, I am in isolation”

After the attempted coup, Ayşenur Parıldak, the journalist detained on the grounds of being the owner of the Twitter account…

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…

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.

A shared Facebook post calls on others to not show mercy to Hizmet people

A UK resident shares a post on social media stating, ‘do not show mercy to any FETO member. Exclude them,…

A teacher called Mehmet

Teacher Mehmet is a 66 years old veteran schoolteacher. When his next-door neighbour made a complaint against him to the…

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