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Colours

Colours

Dilek Beleş is in prison with her mother, and she is one and half years old. Not even toys are allowed inside. The only colourful thing that she sees is the crayons they got from the prison canteen. She doesn’t even have a box to put the crayons in.

Patience

Patience

Ibrahim Can Tunc needed patience, as he was arrested a week after he was married, along with his wife. He made prayer beads out of the kernels of olives to seek patience by meditating and chanting the names of God.

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

His daughter’s birthday coincided with the open visit day of the arrested policeman. He made a birthday cake with the biscuits he got from the prison canteen for her beloved daughter Fatma Turkmen.

A Letter Full of Longing

A Letter Full of Longing

Brief Info on the Identity of the Person: A geography teacher who was teaching at a state school, who was then dismissed from his profession, tortured under custody. He was dismissed from his profession on 22 July 2016 and was arrested on 24 july 2016. The torture...

A Nursing Bottle in Prison

A Nursing Bottle in Prison

Brief Info on the Identity of the Person Affected: Their place of work was closed down with the KHK legislation. On the same day, he was arrested along with his 6 month old baby and his wife. The father remains arrested, while the mother and the little baby are all...

The Girl with the Blue Lipstick

The Girl with the Blue Lipstick

Yasemin A. was five years old when she crossed the Meric with her mother. There was the danger of her mother being arrested, as her husband was a journalist. In August 2016, they crossed into Greece, but they couldn’t do more. They had tried to go to Europe with a...

Meeting in Paradise

Meeting in Paradise

Nursery teacher Hamide Şenyurt had miscarriage eight times. The ninth time, her baby manages to survive in her mother’s womb. However, when Hamide was dismissed from her profession with the KHK legislation, she lost her baby again with the sorrow of this troubled...