TENKİL MUSEUM

Since the dawn of mankind, transgression of others’ rights has existed. The history of earth has mostly been written in blood. The passing of centuries and the level of civilization has not changed this fact. Crushing and destroying the weak has always been the nature of ‘man’.

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1 – 10 Kasım 2019 | Adalet Bakanlığı Sergi Salonu

TENKİL MÜZESİ

“İnsan” var olduğu günden beri “bir başka insanın hukukuna tecavüz etme” maalesef hep var oldu. Dünya tarihi genel itibariyle kanla yazıldı. Yüzyılların geçmesi, medeniyetlerin çağ atlaması bu gerçeği değiştirmedi. Güçsüzleri ezmek, zayıfları yok etmek “insan” doğasının esası olageldi.

TENKİL

The Turkish word ‘Tenkil’ we prefer to use for this case means in dictionaries, ‘to completely annihilate an enemy or people seen as a threat,’ ‘to inflict a punishment that would deter others’, or ‘forced exile or migration’. It is a word that can be use interchangeable with the word genocide.

Hizmet Movement and Banishment

The ruling administration of the period held the Hizmet movement sympathizers responsible for the immense and legal corruption operations carried out by both the judiciary and the police department between 17-25 December 2013. Corruption and bribery operations based on many concrete evidences were described as a ‘judicial coup’ against the government.  

Instead of resigning as a requirement of honest and responsible politics and waiting for the verdict of the judicial process, the State and all its Political Institutions started the “GENOCIDE=TENKİL” activity to destroy the Hizmet Movement institutions and its sympathizers.

8 STAGES OF GENOCIDE

CLASSIFICATION

SYMBOLIZATION

DEHUMANISATION

ORGANIZATION

POLARIZATION

PREPARATION

EXTERMINATION

DENIAL

NEWS

STORIES

Longing Wears You Down

Longing Wears You Down

Adem Üstün was arrested when her wife was pregnant to their first child. As a result of stress, her wife gave birth with much difficult earlier than normal. The father could not see his child and his wife for months. He was sent a t-shirt with his child’s face printed...

Tiny Hearts

Tiny Hearts

EY has three children, she was dismissed from her profession and was arrested. She was transferred to a prison far away from her family. She knits her longing for her children into tiny hearts, whom she can see only once a month.

A Single Piece of Clothing

A Single Piece of Clothing

The teacher running away from the police for months had only one piece of clothing on. They didn’t have any money to spare for new clothes. She had only one skirt to wear, therefore she couldn’t leave the house when the clothing were being cleaned. The skirt thus...

Torn

Torn

GY was arrested along with his wife and their 4 ve 2 year old children. He was tortured while his children were in the adjacent ward. His body was electrified and he was beaten periodically. His clothing was torn as he was tortured with his clothes on.

Sugar

Sugar

A child who prices the sweets that his father brings to open visits so much that he cannot eat them. Rather, he stores them in a bag that he made.

Tea

Tea

A souvenir from the tea breaks during sorrowful evenings in prison.

Torture

Torture

The broken eye glasses of the arrested teacher who was tortured under custody is a reflection of the violence that he was subjected to.

Time is the Witness

Time is the Witness

The torture he was subjected to under custody resulted in his watch being broken and its dial malfunctioning. Under custody, his watch alongside his shoelaces were taken. There were no witnesses for the ensuing torture, but time was a sufficient witness for everything.

Fish Made of Cloth

Fish Made of Cloth

H.Ş. was dismissed from her profession and then was arrested, and finally she was sentenced to 9 years and 10 months of prison. This is the fish she made for her beloved niece.

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