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Oppression Stories

H.P was a teacher in Tunceli for 29 years. He was a member of Eğitim-Sen syndicate. He was dismissed as a result of statutory decree in the framework of state of emergency. After being dismissed he migrated from Tunceli to İstanbul and started working in İstanbul Ataşehir Küçükbakkalköy market place. He had to stop doing the job he loved and started selling products such as honey, cheese and beans which he brought from Tunceli. After 2 months he was also sacked from civil service and this is how he described his emotions: “I was very worried at that moment. Being far from my students, my city and doing a job that does not belong to me makes me upset. I imagine the day I can meet my students again. Yet, the conditions we are living in right now mean that I will work in this market place for a longer time. Until today, I have always worked for beautiful people. From now on I will continue doing that.”