Persbericht: 5 OKTOBER WERELDDOCENTENDAG

Met als thema “Leraren: Leidend in een crisis, de toekomst herbelevend.

De wereld viert 5 oktober als Werelddag van de Leraren.

Namens de Broken Chalk-leden legde Broken Chalk-woordvoerder Fatih Ok de Nederlandse verklaring af.

“Leraren zijn de architectuur van de samenleving. Ieder individu accepteert dat onderwijs de hoogste prioriteit van de mens is. Zonder de juiste kennis zouden we niet in staat zijn om een vriendelijke gemeenschap te creëren. Het licht van het onderwijs dat kan helpen om het kwaad uit de samenleving te elimineren en een aantal goede gedachten te introduceren. Vandaag willen we de Lerarendag dag van alle leraren in de wereld vieren. Neem daarnaast de aandacht van het publiek in vele delen van de wereld waar de leraren in gevaar zijn. De aanvallen variëren van het bombarderen van scholen tot het doden van studenten en leraren. Ook verkrachting en seksueel geweld, willekeurige arrestaties en gedwongen rekrutering, aangezet door legers of gewapende groepen, komen voor”

Om de Nederlandse versie van het persbericht te downloaden 5th_Oct_20_Teachers_Day_Press_Release_Nederlands

15 JULI 2016 VERMEENDE COUPPOGING PERSBERICHT

Op 15 juli 2016 vond er een verraderlijk geplande, theatrale couppoging plaats in Turkije. Als gevolg van deze
couppoging heeft de bevolking een staat van rechteloosheid ondergaan. Door middel van willekeurige wetgeving
is er besloten om mensen van hun werk te ontslaan, om werkvergunningen in te nemen, paspoorten en diploma’s
te annuleren. Daarnaast was er sprake van massa-arrestaties waarbij mensen gevangen werden genomen en
gemarteld. Als gevolg van deze zware martelingen zijn er mensen overleden en er zijn zelfs gevallen van
zelfmoord. In de overvolle gevangenissen wordt er nog steeds onmenselijk gedrag vertoond. Door de
mensenrechtenschendingen in Turkije zijn mensen genoodzaakt om hun land te ontvluchten. Tijdens deze vlucht
hebben velen hun levens of hun kinderen verloren in de Egeïsche zee en de Maritsa rivier.
Wij willen als Broken Chalk Platform de aandacht vestigen op de pijn en leed veroorzaakt door de machtsdrang
van Erdogan, waarbij hij geen oppositie dult en elke pad bewandelt om er voor te zorgen dat andersdenkenden
van de kaart verdwijnenen.
Erdogan-regime heeft met het bloedige drama dat op 15 juli 2016 werd uitgevoerd, democratie, de universele
mensenrechten, de rechtsstaat, het wegkijken van vrijheid en rechtvaardigheid, Turkije geabstraheerd van de
wereld en het land als een dictatuur willen besturen. Ze verhogen de dosering van haatdragende taal tegen de
mensen die het mozaïek van de samenleving vormen in verschillende talen, religies, rassen en gedachten binnen
het land. Ze gebruiken allerlei middelen, middelen en media van de staat om de harmonie, eenheid, integriteit en
broederschap in de samenleving uit elkaar te halen en de onevenredige macht te behouden. In plaats van
rekening te houden met de belangen van het land en de mensen, kiezen ze voor hun eigen belangen. Voor de
voortzetting van het regime heeft het allerlei soorten onwettigheid ondertekend om de Koerden, alevieten,
liberale opvattingen en de Hizmet-beweging onder hun controle te houden. Aan de andere kant gebruikt het de
volledige mogelijkheden van de staat en hun instanties en voert het een lynchcampagne tegen de beweging en
diensten in Turkije en overal in de wereld.
Het Erdogan-regime heeft vele succesvolle mensen van het openbaar ambt verwijderd door wetsbesluiten
(wetsbesluit). Het aantal mensen dat uit een openbaar ambt is verwijderd is meer dan 126.000. Tienduizenden
succesvolle mensen die hun land succesvol dienden zoals artsen, ingenieurs, aanklagers, rechters, advocaten,
diplomaten, wetenschappers, geestelijken, schrijvers, kunstenaars, politici, industriëlen, atleten, academici,
leraren, studenten en de samenleving uit alle lagen van de samenleving kregen geen recht op leven.
15 universiteiten, 1065 middelbare scholen, middelbare scholen en basisscholen, 980 klaslokalen en 848
studentenslaapzalen, die werden geopend onder de bestaande wetten en die daardoor werden gecontroleerd,
zijn gesloten met de wetsbesluiten. Meer dan 35.000 leraren en 30.000 assistent-medewerkers die in deze
onderwijsinstellingen die zijn gesloten werkten, zijn werkloos geworden. Er is een groot grote groep van
werklozen gevormd doordat deze onderwijswerkers niet meer in een particuliere of staatsinstelling meer mogen
werken. De onderwijsinstellingen die zijn gesloten en alle bezittingen van de voormalige medewerkers van de
instellingen zijn in beslag genomen. Bovendien zijn deze mensen en hun families benadeeld doordat hen geen
sociale rechten wordt verleend. EKASEN en AKTİFSEN werden gesloten.
Vrijwel alle docenten van de gesloten onderwijsinstellingen werden onderzocht voor lidmaatschap van een
terroristische organisatie. De gedetineerden werden onderworpen aan alleen in een cel, langdurige detentie en
onrechtmatige procedures. Deze praktijken zijn vernederend en destructief voor het vernietigen van hun reputatie
in de gemeenschap. Tevens werden de slachtoffers onderworpen aan foltering en mishandeling en werden 40-50
mensen gedwongen om in gevangenissen van 12 personen te verblijven. Deze behandelingen zijn een misdaad
tegen de menselijkheid en een schending van de mensenrechten.
Volgens de gegevens van het ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken opende het regime van Erdogan een gerechtelijk
onderzoek tegen 511.000 mensen met als gevolg onwettige en fascistische druk, en werden meer dan 125.000
mensen vastgehouden uit lidmaatschap van een terroristische organisatie. Momenteel zitten er meer dan 31.000
gevangenen in gevangenissen. Gevangenissen In Turkije hebben nu rond 11.000 vrouwelijke gevangenen, en
groeien 780 baby’s op in de gevangenis samen met de moeder.
Veel mensen zijn ontvoerd door inlichtingendiensten in Turkije en in het buitenland en zijn zwaar gefolterd.
Sommige van deze mensen worden nog steeds vermist. Bovendien worden gevangenen met een ernstige ziekte
niet behandeld en worden ze achtergelaten om te sterven. Veel kankerpatiënten mogen niet goed behandeld
worden door een verbod die is uitgevaardigd door de staat om te reizen uit Turkije, met de dood tot gevolg.
Met de gemene theater coup van 15 juli en de haatdragende taal van het Erdogan-regime, de beklemmende,
polariserende en separatieve benadering, is de eenheid en solidariteit in het land verslechterd. Het vertrouwen
van mensen tegen elkaar en de staat is verloren gegaan. Onschuldige mensen wier paspoorten in beslag werden
genomen en uit het buitenland werden geweerd, moesten hun huizen verlaten en naar Europese landen migreren
in de hoop op een vrij en democratisch leven via illegale wegen. Veel mensen kwamen ook om het leven op de
wegen.
Deze vervolgingen in Turkije, de onwettigheid van het regime vragen wij de Verenigde Naties, het Europees Hof
voor de rechten van de mens van de Europese Unie voor parlementsleden, mediaorganisaties en alle volkeren, om
niet te zwijgen over de dictatoriale houding en we willen dat ze hun verantwoordelijkheden nakomen. Wij zijn
ervan overtuigd dat de rechtsstaat alleen kan worden bereikt door menselijke solidariteit.
Als BrokenChalk-platform wachten we vol hoop en geduld op de dag waarop elke wetteloosheid die van 15 juli
2016 tot vandaag is gedaan, zal worden berecht door eerlijke rechtbanken en de echte criminelen zullen worden
gevonden en gestraft. We zullen samen met slachtoffers en onschuldige mensen onze stem laten horen tegen alle
onrechtplegers.

Met respect aan het publiek aangekondigd.

BrokenChalk Platform
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Website: www.brokenchalk.org
Twitter: @BrokenChalkNL

 

link voor pdf: nederlands_press_release

8 MARCH INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY’S IN AMSTERDAM

 8 Mart 2020 / AMSTERDAM



Since July 15, 2016, Turkey’s already fraying democratic mechanisms have reached the brink of collapse due to the administration’s collective persecution of all political opponents and critics. In the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in 2016, the Turkish government arrested, detained, sacked, and tortured hundreds of thousands of innocent people without due process in the arbitrary name of rooting out “terrorism.”
The government’s heavy-handed persecution has reached the lives of thousands of women, along with their infants and children in many cases. The current administration uses arbitrary arrests and lengthy pretrial detentions to imprison courageous women who have opposed oppression in their own capacity. Today, the number of women arbitrarily incarcerated as political prisoners stands at more than 11,000 with a staggering increase in the number of new victims. Among those persecuted are more than 780 mothers who have been imprisoned with their infants and numerous others who have been violently separated from their children. In Turkey, imprisoned women, and prisoners of conscience in particular, live in unsanitary prisons and are denied their rights to nutritional food, access to basic and complex healthcare, and feminine hygiene products.



We,as Broken Chalk Platform, stand for the rights of the women victims of the ongoing persecution in Turkey. We demand the freedom of innocent women jailed in Turkey and the protection of the rights of incarcerated women.
On this day, March 8, we proclaim our sincerest support for #IWD2020 as human rights advocates concerned for women’s rights in Turkey and the rest of the world. Along with millions of others united in spirit on International Women’s Day, we demand an equal and enabled world for women.

BROKEN CHALK / NEDERLAND

A Refugee Turned Activist: FERIDE ÖZER*

Following the July 15 incidents, many people had to leave Turkey. Among them are a large number of university students as well. Feride Özer, a student of political science and public administration, is one of them. Feride Özer, who lives in a refugee camp in the Netherlands, is a young talent forced to leave her country. Feride has been in the Netherlands for nine months, and she recently came to the fore with her support for actions that brought human rights violations to the schedule.

 

Refugee activist Feride Özer told her story and her dreams to TR724:

“I came from Turkey, and I was a student of political science and public administration back there. I have been living in the Netherlands for about nine months. During the summer of 10th grade, my school Anafen Science High School was shut down by a government decree. My friends and I had to go through a transition period to new schools for weeks. During this period, we visited district national education directorates under the Ministry of National Education. Each of us was given different information during these visits. Officials talked about the fact that they are keeping a tab on us and that we will not be able to work in the future, and that they will probably send us all to the religious vocational high schools, strongholds of Erdogan regime and its doctrines, or that our education life would be completely over. Later, I switched to Anatolian High School. I spent two years there filled with pressure and social isolation. At the end of this period, I came to realize that my chances in Turkey are on thin ice and that I have no future there. So I decided to leave Turkey and come to the Netherlands.

 

Dutch people always welcomed us warmly and sincerely. For that, I’m forever thankful. Yet I am saddened as there are still many prisoners in Turkey that are not released even when there is a new coronavirus threat in prisons. My former teachers, neighbors, some of my relatives are within this group of imprisoned people. I hope these tough times end in their favor as soon as possible. With the demonstration we organized on March 8, we tried to make the voices of female prisoners in Turkey heard all over the world. If only this were the last protest we had to organize, but so long as the Erdogan government continues the state oppression and social genocide, we will continue to stand up to these persecutions.”

‘SOCIETY NEEDS TO STAND UP TO THE INJUSTICE’

 

“If our people do not remain silent and stand up to injustice, it will affect the government because governments go in the direction of the people. The rest of society should say no to injustice.”

Feride Özer thinks that she would return to Turkey if and when things get back to normal there: “I’d like to get back to Turkey and work towards a plan to prevent Turkey from going back to such dark times. Public education is essential in this regard. These sorts of tough times keep happening every 30-40 years in Turkey. I will do my best to prevent this from happening again. Finally, the recent bitter news I learned is Ahmet Burhan Atac’s death. Ahmet was a child who was abandoned to a terminal disease before the eyes of everyone in Turkey. Maybe if he had the opportunity to access early treatment or if at least he had his father by his side, his morale would have been higher, and we would not have experienced this pain yesterday. The life of a child is not that cheap. I hope those who caused this death will get what they deserve as soon as possible. A kid who had been barred from going abroad for medical treatment had passed away similarly in the past. This is a challenging period to go through. May Allah give patience to his parents and family. These events should come to an end now.”

 

 

Feride Ozer is one of the young and active member of Broken Chalk.

Translated by Broken Team from https://www.tr724.com/bir-multeci-aktivist-feride-ozer/

Press Release for 5th October World Teachers’ Day

Today, 5 October is commemorated as the World Teachers’ Day. As the International Broken Chalk Platform and Victim Educator Platform, we are here not only to celebrate the World Teachers’ Day, but also to be the voice of the teachers who have been exposed to torture, put in prison, exiled, and lost their lives as a result of oppression and persecution in Turkey and in the other parts of the World. We would like to draw attention to the victimization that Erdogan Regime has created in Turkey and around the world.

Turkey’s Erdogan Regime has put into practice its aimed dictatorial regime with more confidence day by day with the help of the so-called coup attempt on 15 July and the State of Emergency, which are followed by many unjust practices. By violating the principle of separation of powers, impartiality and independence of the jurisdiction, the Erdogan Regime desires to control all the opponents, especially Kurds, Alevis, Liberals and Hizmet movement. Moreover, with unprecedented hatred and cruelty, the Erdogan Regime declared the Hizmet Movement as ‘terrorist’ and cracked down innocent people by using all the means of the public and private institutions.

A huge number of people from almost every profession group were dismissed from their jobs with a series of decree-laws by the Erdogan Regime. For example, more than 126,000 people were expelled from their positions in public institutions. And, 34.000 of those people were teachers and 6.081 were academicians.

 

Again, with those Decrees, 15 universities, 1,065 primary schools, secondary schools and high schools, 980 preparatory schools, 848 dormitories were closed down. As a result of this, over 35,000 teachers and more than 30,000 personnel have been left unemployed. In addition, public unions as well as unions of employers and employees, namely EKASEN Employers Union (EKASEN), PAKEĞITIMSEN Union and AKTIFSEN Union, were closed.

The Interior Ministry has revealed that the Erdogan Regime initiated a criminal investigation over 511,000 people. More than 125,000 people have been detained for allegedly being a member of a terrorist organization, and there are currently more than 31,000 people kept in prison for the same reason. Within the scope of these investigations, almost all teachers were subjected to investigation with false accusations of being a member of a terrorist organization.

 

The detainees were also subjected to single cell application, long detention and unlawful trials. Apart from these practices being insulting punishment in itself, the victims were exposed to torture and inhumane treatment. 40-50 people have been kept in the wards normally designed for 8-12 people, and even the basic human needs have not been offered.

There are 54 documented, suspicious death incidents in prisons. Those were apparently caused by torture and lack of medical care. For instance, Gökhan Açıkkollu died under detention due to torture. His medication was not provided, and the images of his death were published on social media.

Due to unlawful and injustice practices of the current government, oppression of the society, cancelation of teachers’ diplomas, work permits and passports, hundreds and thousands of people had to leave their country illegally by risking their lives. However, some of them, including babies and children, lost their lives during their journeys across the Aegean Sea and Evros River. Some examples include the Maden family, the mother and father were teachers, who died in the Aegean Sea with their three children. Doğan and Abdulrezzak families died in the Evros river with their children, and Halil Dinç, who was also a teacher, died of a heart attack in Athens, Greece. Most recently, a boat carriying 19 educators including academics fleeing from Erdogan regime in the Aegean Sea was capsized last week, and 7 people died in total: 1 infant, 4 children and 2 women.

 

Since 2016, there have been 29 abduction incidents in Turkey so far and some of those who were abducted are teachers and academics. The conditions and locations of the victims have been unknown for months. It is almost certain that they have been exposed to torture and other kinds of ill-treatment.

Abductions operated by Erdogan Regime are not limited to the borders of Turkey; they have been others targeting the educators living abroad. The Turkish Foreign Minister have been boastful about the abduction of 100 people from 18 countries by the Turkish National Intelligence Agency. These people are known to have been exposed to severe torture. Teachers and other professionals have been abducted in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Albania, Bulgaria, Gabon, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Pakistan and Qatar.
Esteemed public and press members, we are educators and their families who have come to your country as refugees. We would like to thank you for accepting us to your country and providing us with opportunities.

 

Turkish teachers who are normally supposed to be together with their students in schools are kept in prisons today. Unfortunately, some of them already died in difficult conditions in Turkey or in exile, and some others died in suspicious ways. However, as dedicated teachers, we are determined to continue to educate students and contribute to society and humanity wherever we live. We will also express the unlawful and fascist practices of the Erdogan regime anytime, anywhere, and will continue to claim our rights through the national and international judiciary. We believe that we should pursue this for the sake of the 868 babies and their mothers who are currently kept in prisons. We should do this for the innocent educators who have unjustly been branded as ‘terrorists’. And, finally, for our friends who passed away during these hard times.

 

We wish all the teachers in the world a happy Teachers’ Day!

Respectfully announced to the public.

Broken Chalk

5th October 2019

20 December UN International Human Solidarity Day in Amsterdam

20 December 2019 / Amsterdam



Today, we are gathered regarding 20 December United Nations Humanitarian Solidarity Day. As International Broken Chalk Platform, we are hereby to be the voice of all educators, students and all humanity who have been deprived of their lives as a result of pressures or wars, who have not been able to reach equal and quality education in the world, who cannot live in peace and justice, who have been prisoned unlawfully, who have been subjected to torture, and who have lost their lives as a result of pressu res or wars.

In all around the world, millions of people have been forced to leave their countries as a result of many unlawfulness and wars, where all these people started to live as refugees in the countries that they apply for asylum. In recent years, thousands of Turkish educators and other professionals, including us, have been forced to become refugees in Europe and other countries as a result of the oppression of Erdogan regime.

Turkey’s Erdogan Regime has put into practice its aimed dictatorial regime with more confidence day by day with the help of the so-called coup attempt on 15 July and the State of Emergency, which are followed by many unjust practices. By violating the principle of separation of powers, impartiality and independence of the jurisdiction, the Erdogan Regime desires to control all the opponents, especially Kurds, Alevis, Liberals and Hizmet movement.

There are 54 documented, suspicious death incidents in prisons. Those were apparently caused by torture and lack of medical care. For instance, Gökhan Açıkkollu died under detention due to torture. His medication was not provided, and the images of his death were published on social media.

Due to unlawful and injustice practices of the current government, hundreds and thousands of people had to leave their country illegally by risking their lives. However, there are many people lost their lives during their journeys across the Aegean Sea and Evros River

As a result of unlawful and fascist practices of the Erdogan regime, 780 babies are kept in prison together with their mothers. In addition, there are thousands of babies and children struggling for life under difficult conditions due to both mothers’ and fathers’ are prisoned at the same time.

Since 2016, there have been 29 abduction incidents in Turkey so far. However, abductions operated by Erdogan Regime are not limited to the borders of Turkey; they have been others targeting the educators living abroad. The Turkish Foreign Minister has been boastful about the abduction of 100 people from 18 countries by the Turkish National Intelligence Agency. These people are known to have been exposed to severe torture. Teachers and other professionals have been abducted in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Albania, Bulgaria, Gabon, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Pakistan and Qatar.

In the past, Turkey’s Erdogan regime, who wants to be the member of the European Union, labelled people as terrorist to those who were helping people and put those people in prison. And also today, people are found guilty and are imprisoned just because they are helping people by the same regime.

Changing the conditions of today’s world – particularly difficult conditions that we come across in Turkey, announcing these to humanity and ensuring the rule of law is only possible through the solidarity of the humanity.

Broken Chalk /NEDERLAND – @BrokenChalkNL