Grant for the Victims of the Emergency State in Turkey

NEW GRANT opportunities for the people affected by the witch-hunt in Turkey. Help us find and reach out to the victims!

Background

Since the 15th of July 2016, tens of thousands of Turkish citizens were detained or dismissed from their jobs on the basis of their beliefs and ideas. The government accuses those detained or dismissed for having links to a movement led by the preacher Fethullah Gulen. Gulen has denied any involvement in what he called a “despicable putsch”.

Unacceptable evidences have been put forth by the Turkish authorities such as ‘installing and using a publicly available and legal smartphone application’ or ‘by possessing a one-dollar bill’ which has caused tens of thousands of Turkish citizens to be detained or dismissed from their jobs, ultimately affecting their and their family members’ lives.

What you need to do?

Due to the imprisonment of most independent journalists, there is a lack of unbiased media coverage. Consequently, the numbers and identities of the victims of the state of emergency in Turkey are unknown. We need you to tell us the people you know, whether they have family members imprisoned or have escaped as political refugees to various countries around the world.

If you know anyone that has been affected by the state of emergency, please fill out the form below giving us details of the people affected and their situation. You will also have to provide us with relevant documentation (such as court decision, statutory decree list, cancelled diploma, etc.) if any.

Eligibility criteria

Every case will be individually examined and a grant will be sent out for the following cases:

o One or more member of a family is dismissed from their job on the basis of an intelligence report with no legal foundation.
o One or more member of a family is detained or imprisoned on the basis of a statutory decree.
o One or more member of a family detained or imprisoned for being part of a religious or ethnic group.
o One or more member of a family detained or imprisoned on the basis for downloading a legal application on their phone (ByLock)
o One or more member of a family detained or imprisoned on behalf of the accusations of another family member.
o One or more member of a family having to flee the country to seek asylum.
First degree relatives that have been affected by their family member being imprisoned can also be eligible for a grant.

The sum of the grant will be determined on the severity of each situation. Please do communicate in detail the specifics of the case that you are coming to us, in order for us to better evaluate the situation and to help as much as we can.

Please complete the form by clicking the link below:

Grant Application form
Applicant Details

Please enter your details here. Enter the details for the victim you are applying for in the next section. In case you are the victim, please state that you are a victim in the previous section.

Victim Details

Please enter the details of the victim here.

Situation of Victim

Please enter the specific situation of the victim. Note that you will have to provide with a cover letter, describing the situation of the victim/s and presenting relevant documentation (if any) to support your case.

Please specify other cause of crisis.

Please state the number of adults over the age of 16

Please enter the number of children under the age of 16.

Please state the current approximate income of the victim/household. In case there is none, please enter "0".

Upload relevant documentation
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Please include as much detail as possible in the cover letter describing the situation of the victim/s. Please include the reason of their crisis, the outcome and the period of time since they have been experiencing the crisis. As for documentation, you should upload a scanned version of documents such as court decision, statutory decree list, cancelled diploma or any other document which you see is relevant for the victims case. Maximum size/document 10MB

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