She is a mother of four in her fifties. Her son, brother, son-in-law and her husband were prosecuted in different times. Never missing any prison visit to see her son in a city with 10-hour bus-ride, she experiences hardship upon hardship as multiple prosecutions hit the family.
Month: April 2020
Story of a preschool teacher who was once acknowledged with many awards but labeled a terrorist later: a mother who had to give birth all alone, a wife who had to afford her family’s life by painting stones, surely a warrior who had to leave everything she built behind.
Being a teacher who devoted herself to education, her students were the only ones she missed even more than her own children when she was incarcerated. Leaving all her loved ones behind, she had to spend 7 months in prison where she was kept as a substitute for her police officer husband. This is the […]
After pursuing her academic career in the US, the only thing she wanted was to go back to her home country and carry her knowledge to young brains. She was happy to be an academic at one of the most prestigious colleges in Turkey and feeling fulfilled by serving her country in the way she […]
She was 9-months-pregnant when her husband was jailed. With the fear of being prosecuted after her husband, she could not even feel being a mother. Raising her daughter without her husband now, she knows she has to be strong and she waits for the time her husband will be released.
Story of a government employee who was jailed for 10 months for having a messaging app on her phone. She talks about her time in jail, how her two sons were affected from the events and how they decided to take the big risk of fleeing the country after she was released. At the time […]
Story of a 45-year-old academic who was later dismissed from her position. Experiencing the oppressive environment of Februray 28 post-modern coup as a headscarved college student, she sees the current situation more traumatizing with heavy polarization and otherization in the society. She does not want to associate herself with the current oppressive regime and does […]