Fear grows in Turkey and more and more people are now going out from the country

Hüseyin and Fatma Fidan have been granted asylum in Germany.
In Turkey, they worked as doctors in a hospital seized by the GOVERNMENT after the 2016 coup d’etat.

Over the past fifteen years, Turkish society has wiped out a storm wind. Following the coup d’état of 2016, more than 50,000 people have been arrested and about 150,000 have lost their jobs.

The supporters of the government and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan say that this is a legitimate self-defense. In their view, entangled in the abduction attempt must be identified and cleaned up. 

Fear grows in Turkey

Surprisingly, cleansing and detention are completely oversized and the goal is to clear all President Erdoğan’s opponents on the way to one man’s land. Fear grows in Turkey, and more and more people are now out of the country. Approximately 1,000 asylum seekers per month arrived from Turkey to Germany in the autumn.

The documentary named as “Ulkolinja: Pako Turkista” tells about the Fidan family who escaped to Germany and also reports the conditions they fled. Hüseyin and Fatma Fidan worked at a hospital in Istanbul that was part of the Hizmet movement, accused of the 2016 coup d’état. The hospital was seized and most of the staff lost their jobs. In Turkey, the Hizmet movement has been declared as a terrorist organization, and supporters of the movement have been forced go underground.

Now, the Fidan family begins a new life in Germany, where they have been granted asylum. 

 

Directed by: Tom Kankkonen, 2017

Source: https://yle.fi/aihe/artikkeli/2018/01/02/ulkolinja-pako-turkista

 

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