In this story, you will meet a young girl who never had to work, ride public transportation by herself, or pay a bill in her whole life until her parents and siblings had to flee the country. She shares the challenges she faced while living in Turkey all alone and how she crossed the Mexican […]
She wouldn’t know that her last birthday in Turkey would be the beginning of unprecedented events and a new life for her and her son in a foreign country. While debating herself to leave behind her husband imprisoned or taking her son to a safer country, she didn’t know that her husband had already seen […]
Neither hundreds of cockroaches around her nor sharing a 26-bed capacity cell with 70 other women devastated her. With no clock in the cell, she and her cellmates made their own sun clock by using the sunbeams coming through the small windows of their cell. Only then could they figure out the time and start […]
Story of a government employee who was dismissed from her job after the coup attempt for being a former member of a worker’s union. She hopes to have a better life in another country as she already feels like a stranger to her own home country.
Deciding to flee Turkey right after giving birth to her baby wasn’t the hardest thing in her story. Confronting her sea phobia in a small boat and watching her husband fell off into the sea while fleeing was not, either. Yet, this is not a story of a mother only, but also the story of […]
Story of a woman who was dismissed and who had to discontinue her education due to safety concerns. When she and her husband decided to flee Turkey through Evros River, they told their little daughter that they would show up in the Survivor show and pass through challenges. When they saw their daughter getting so […]
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.
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 […]