Women’s and Children’s Rights under Attack in Turkey


The Country that We Devoted Our Lives

I never knew I had such strong ties to the world. Leaving my home was deeply painful. Even more hurtful, my country was now closing the doors to us.

Not Searching for Heaven, Just Escaping from Hell

I had thought myself to be a strong person, a human rights defender. But the accusation of terrorism and the treatment we had under custody was so heavy that I could not remain calm, or say the words I wanted to say.

My Mom`s Heart is Too Weak for Prison

When I heard that my parents were taken into custody, I thought “there must be a mistake". Even my 4-year-old brother was questioned by the police in a room separate from my parents.

Cost of the Purge: A Drowned Family in Aegean Sea

The Greek Coast guards in the Mytilene Island found a drowned Maden family, a tragic summary of the mass persecution towards Hizmet Movement members.

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Access Sacramento TV hosts Set Them Free

Sacramento | December 11, 2017

On December 11th, 2017, Access Sacramento TV Channel 17 is featuring Fatih Ates, in "The Lighthouse for Today's Viewers". The show is hosted by Nahid Kabbani. It covers a little bit of politics, religion, and human rights abuses in Turkey. After learning the fact that innocent women and children are jailed in Turkey, Nahid expresses her feelings, "This is like going backward a thousand years instead of moving forward."

"East West" Concert for the Benefit of Turkey Purge Victims

Los Angeles | December 3, 2017

There was a music concert “East West” at a local church in LA this Sunday evening, Dec 3rd. It included English and Turkish songs by the volunteers of the church and the Pacifica Institute. The concert was accompanied by a photo exhibit named “What precious I brought in my luggage.”

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