A PATH TAKEN TO GIVE ‘TENKIL’ A PLACE IN HISTORY
Tenkil Museum has initially announced itself via a website called tenkilmuseum.com. The museum gets its name from the word “Tenkil” (meaning genocide in Turkish) which can be used as a substitute for “Collectively eliminate the enemy or harmful people”, “Make a punishment as a lesson for everyone” and “Banishment”. The reminiscences and belongings of those who suffered human rights violations in Turkey are put on display in the museum to file the tyranny in recent years, to attribute it to history and to create awareness about it.
With an organized reception, the valuable articles partaking on https://tenkilmuseum.com/category/stories/ are opened to the visitors. Mehmet Ali Uludağ, the husband of Esma Uludağ – who passed away due to a heart attack in Greece, after crossing the river Evros with her 3 children – and the publishing editor of Zaman newspaper who was imprisoned for 2 years, persecuted during his stay in his cell, İbrahim Karayegen attended the program and narrated their stories. The museum remained open until March 24, 2019.