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Sunday, October 8, 2017

"They will take us into custody if we return to Turkey" - Gulen Kazakhstani teachers complain...Schools closing & renamed Gulenists to be kicked out.

Yakub Doganai came to Kazakhstan from his native Turkey 18 years ago to work as a teacher at a private school in the capital, Almaty.
Like other foreigners, Doganai has had to renew his visa every year, normally nothing more than a bureaucratic nuisance.
Until this year.
"I've work at Suleyman Demirel University since arriving in Kazakhstan. For the past two months, I worked at the Eurasian Technological University after being invited to teach there. They tried to extend my visa at the university, but were unable to," explains Doganai.
And he was not alone.
"About 30 to 40 teachers can't get visas. Some have expired passports as well. The Turkish Embassy won't issue them new passports," Doganai adds.
Finally, the Migration Service of Kazakhstan delivered him the news: Dogania and his family had to leave the country by September 26 due to the expiration of his visa.
Like other Turkish citizens in Kazakhstan, Doganai suspects the refusal of Kazakh authorities to extend his visa has nothing to do with his work but rather geopolitics between the two friendly states.
Back home in Turkey, observers say authorities have cracked downed on anyone suspected of being connected with last year's failed coup, arresting and jailing literally thousands.

Amid an atmosphere of fear, suspected sympathizers or supporters of the U.S.-based Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen have been singled out in what critics liken to a witch hunt.
Turkey accuses Gulen of masterminding the July 15, 2016, coup attempt, a claim he rejects.
Ankara is unconvinced.
And as Doganai's case attests, it's not only Turks at home who are being targeted.
"It seems we're being treated the same way in absentia. But where is Gulen, and where am I?" Doganai asks. "I'm not some youngster who would blindly follow something that was allegedly said by Gulen. I'm a professor with a respectable position."
But Turkish authorities appear especially suspicious of Turkish citizens working at schools abroad, claiming many of the institutions are linked to Gulen.
I haven't visited my 
In November 2016, Pakistan ordered out more than 100 Turkish teachers who worked at Pakistani-Turkish schools that Ankara accused of having ties with Gulen, something the schools all denied.
In Kazakhstan, there are 27 Kazakh-Turkish lyceums, or private secondary schools. Established by a bilateral 1992 agreement, the schools have a reputation for high academic standards.
Nevzat Uyanyk, the Turkish ambassador to Kazakhstan, claimed in June 2016 that Gulen "cells" were operating in Kazakhstan and called on Astana to shut down any school "linked with Gulen."
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev assured Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in August 2016 that a special commission comprising Turkish and Kazakh specialists would vet the schools.
Shortly after, Kazakhstan Education Minister Erlan Sagadiev announced the institutions were clean, "operating in strict accordance with our standards."
Later that same year, Nazarbaev announced 11 Turkish teachers had been repatriated to Turkey after their role in the failed coup had been "proven." He added, however, that those remaining Turkish teachers in Kazakhstan were innocent and would not be sent back unless Ankara provided evidence proving otherwise.
However, such assurances by Nazarbaev, who has ruled oil-and-gas rich Kazakhstan since before the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, appear to be increasingly hollow.
The well-known Kazakh scientist Askar Zhumadildaev told the magazine Qazaq Adebieti that, due to the current political climate, 20 Turkish professors with whom he worked at Suleyman Demirel University had left Kazakhstan.
Olzhas Kudaibergenov, an economist and member of the board of trustees at the NurOrda international school, claims teachers returning to Turkey from Kazakhstan face jail without trial or investigations. He has urged Almaty to grant Kazakh citizenship to Turkish teachers.
Doganai says pulling up stakes and leaving Kazakhstan was difficult.
"I have four kids. The oldest is 19; the youngest is 6 years old. It was difficult for me and my wife to deal with having to leave into the unknown. We're used to Kazakhstan, its language and culture," Doganai says.
Like others, Doganai denies any role in politics and fears what may await him back in Turkey.
Social media has become an outlet for Turkish teachers in Kazakhstan to share their fears and seek out support.
Anes Kurtai, another Turkish teacher forced to leave Kazakhstan, was pictured in a Facebook post on October 1 posing with his students in an apparent final photo before departing the country.
Kurtai arrived in Kazakhstan in the early 1990s to work as a teacher, social-media posts suggest.
Mustafa Demir believes Turkey has unleashed a witch hunt for suspected supporters of cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Mustafa Demir believes Turkey has unleashed a witch hunt for suspected supporters of cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Mustafa Demir worked at a Kazakh-Turkish lyceum before leaving three years ago for Indonesia, where he now lives in Jakarta. He says Ankara has unleashed a witch hunt for suspected supporters of Gulen.
"I haven't visited my parents in Turkey for three years. There's no rule of law there. They'll take us into custody if we go there," Demir says. "Teachers at schools in Kazakhstan aren't the only ones affected, but Turkish teachers in Indonesia as well. The Turkish Embassy refused to extend our passports. Now, kids of Turkish citizens who were born in Indonesia don't have any citizenship."
Marat Tokashbaev, editor in chief of the pro-government President And People news site, says that despite promises by Nazarbaev not to return Turkish citizens to Turkey, the country's bureaucracy is throwing up roadblocks to make it possible to stay in Kazakhstan.
"They either need a visa or a residence permit so that they can continue to work here," Takashbaev explains. "Those who can't get one or the other have to file for asylum status at the embassies of either Germany or Sweden."
Political scientist Aidos Sarim says Turkish citizens living in Kazakhstan at least 14 or 15 years could be given political asylum and that 30 to 40 teachers could be granted Kazakh citizenship for their "contribution in the field of education."
Sarim accuses low-level bureaucrats of failing to follow Nazarbaev's orders.
"Society and the government have sympathy for the plight of the Turkish teachers," Sarim says. "But those who have the power to do something about this don't."
https://www.rferl.org/a/kazakhstan-turkey-teachers-gulen-repatriation/28780416.html
http://hizmetnews.com/20289/gulen-linked-turkish-schools-kazakhstan-renamed/#.WdqkPWhSyM8
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-kazakhstan-education/kazakhstan-to-expel-teachers-linked-with-gulen-movement-nazarbayev-idUSKCN10G1PI?il=0

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Ex Director of Pak-Turk Schools kidnapped along with family - Kacmaz Family Kidnapping

After closing down the Gulenist operated schools in several countries, members of Hizmet are lingering in these countries.  Many locals are kidnapping the Gulenists and sending them back to Turkey to face justice, they don't want Gulenists in their country.  Mynanmar, Somalia, and now Pakistan are just a few of the countries that have kidnapped the remains of the Gulen Movement in their countries to dispose of them back in Turkey.
https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pakistan/former-turkish-principal-of-pak-turk-school-his-family-kidnapped-from-lahore/


As per the details, Kacmaz and his family have been staying in Wapda Town, Lahore on a asylum seeker certificate of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for a year after the Pakistani authorities in November 2016 directed the Turkish staff of the schools to leave Pakistan on the request of Turkey.
Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Sadik Babur Girgin had said that the schools were linked with Fatehullah Gulen, a US-based cleric, who is being accused of plotting attempted July’s coup in Turkey by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
One of Turkish person, who had also been abducted and released later, said that the incident took place at 2:10am on Wednesday. The released person said that he did not know where they have been taken as their faces were covered with some kind of bags.
The complete statement of the released person, Fatih Avci is below;
I am Fatih Avci, a Turkish language teacher by profession and currently an asylum seeker placed under the protection of the UNHCR since November 2016. I live upstairs from Mr. Mesut Kacmaz and his family. Mr. Mesut Kacmaz is a colleague and we both hold UNHCR asylum seeker certificates along with our families.
On Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2:10 am, I heard a commotion downstairs at our house located at 461, E2 Block, Wapda Town, Lahore. I rushed down and witnessed that the door to Mr. Mesut’s portion was open and there were about 15 plain clothed `police officers’ inside. Out of fifteen, five were lady constables. They did not conduct any search-and-seize procedure, nor did they turn the house upside down.
The `police officers’ were pushing and shoving to arrest them. I saw Mrs. Meral, Mr. Mesut’s wife, lying on the floor and two lady constables were pulling to get her on her feet. The couple’s two teenage daughters were weeping loudly and some other `police officers’ were trying to push Mr. Mesut, who was protesting the raid, towards the door. When I saw the sheer display of disproportionate power applied on Mrs. Metal, I protested and the `officers’ arrested me and took me downstairs.
Soon, the members of the Kacmaz family were brought downstairs. While they were making us climb into the Toyota Hilux squad pickups, the `officers’ blindfolded all of us first and later slipped hoods on our heads (including Mrs. Meral and their two daughters). I was handcuffed in the front. They could not handcuff Mr. Mesut, so they tightened a cloth strip around his wrists. Mr. Mesut protested and a scuffle happened. Mr. Mesut received some blows on his face.
We were made to travel in squad pickups. I could not see any title like `Police’ on the pickup. There were revolving roof lights, though. All of the `officers’ were in plainclothes.
We travelled about 30 minutes and when they removed our blindfolds, I saw that we were in a well-furnished bungalow. It looked like a guest house. There were other people there as well. I guess some them were senior ‘officials’. One of the ‘officers’ said to me, “You were not meant to be involved in this, yet you got yourself involved. We have nothing to do with you. Your name is not on our list. We will set you free.” They even removed the wall clock so that we should not keep track of the time.
They blindfolded me again and drove me back to the gate of the housing society where I live in, I was not wearing any footwear, so I walked barefooted back home. I could not see any number plate.
It was so shocking that for a family of four, fifteen ‘officers’ were deputed. What was more shocking was the treatment given to the family: blindfolding them all (including wife and children) and slipping hoods on their heads. We are ordinary educationists and being subjected to such a revolting treatment as if we were criminals is so appalling.
I have no idea who those people are and which organization they belong to.
According to police report, the action might have been taken by the counter terrorism department. The UNHCR is also closely monintoring the case as well.
Long hands of Erdogan:

Former Turkish director of Pak-Turk school, his family kidnapped from Lahore https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pakistan/former-turkish-principal-of-pak-turk-school-his-family-kidnapped-from-lahore/ 
This is a picture of family Kaçmaz who has been kidnapped in Lahore.

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Pakistan’da Hizmet Hareketi mensubu bir aile bilinmeyen kişiler tarafından kaçırılmış.

Earlier, there was news that all the Principals of Pak-Turk Schools have been replaced by Pakistanis on the request of Turkish Envoy Sadik Babur Girgin.
The international affiliation has also been cut to detach these schools from any global influence.
In a chain of 28 Pak-Turk Schools and Colleges in Pakistan, around 11,000 student are studying. The project has been launched in 1995 by the Pak-Turk Foundation.
http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/07-Oct-17/lhc-extends-stay-on-deportation-of-turkish-teachers-for-two-weeks

Friday, August 25, 2017

Republic of Georgia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia move to transfer Gulen Schools to local foundations Gulenists sent to Turkey to face charges



ISTANBUL — Hundreds of miles away from the turmoil of his native country, Mustafa Emre Çabuk did not expect to become ensnared in Turkey’s ever-expanding purge.
Çabuk, a principal at a Turkish school in neighboring Georgia, had no intention of returning home after spending more than a decade in the Caucasus. But Turkey’s government had other plans.
On a Wednesday morning in May — the day after Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım met his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Kvirikashvili — the Tbilisi police came knocking on Çabuk’s door to detain him. Ankara had requested his extradition to put him on trial for terrorism.
Since President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed to “cleanse” his country of its enemies following last year’s attempted coup, Turkey’s purge has gradually expanded beyond its own borders.
Within Turkey, more than 55,000 citizens have been jailed over links to the U.S.-based imam Fethullah Gülen, whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating the failed coup. At the same time, Turkey’s mission to eradicate Gülen’s influence has taken on global dimensions — an effort government officials describe as increasingly important.
Turkey invariably charges all Gülen supporters with membership of a terrorist organization, even if the case relies on guilt by association.
“The ultimate target for the Turkish government is to bring persons with ties to the failed coup attempt and/or the Gülenist terrorist organization back home to face trial because the whole nation, especially the families of the 250 people killed and the thousands of casualties, expects the government to judge them,” Yunus Akbaba, an advisor to Yildirim, told POLITICO.
Hundreds of Turks accused of links to Gülen fled abroad after the coup attempt, but the exiled cleric’s secretive movement — which Ankara has classified as a terror organization — also has a long history of activity abroad, running a vast network of schools, universities, charities, media outlets and businesses around the world.
“This organization somehow managed to take their members out of Turkey before and after the coup,” said Akbaba. As long as fugitive Gülen suspects remained free, Turkey could not achieve real results in its fight against the movement, he added.
Among Western countries, Turkey’s pleas have largely fallen on deaf ears, much to Erdoğan’s dismay. The president has repeatedly lashed out at Europe and the U.S. for refusing to extradite Gülen and his followers.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyib Erdogan speaks in Tbilisi, Georgia | Stringer/AFP via Getty Images
Elsewhere, Ankara has had more luck. In May, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia handed Gülen suspects over to Turkey; several countries have shut down schools linked to Gülen after coming under pressure from the Turkish government.

Guilty by association

Mustafa Emre Çabuk’s school, the Demirel College in Tbilisi, remains open for now. But earlier this year, the Georgian government closed down Çabuk’s old workplace, another Gülen-linked school in the Black Sea resort of Batumi.
Turkey invariably charges all Gülen supporters with membership of a terrorist organization, even if the case relies on guilt by association. Çabuk was no exception.
Given the serious allegations, he was sentenced to three months in pre-extradition detention on May 25. Georgia denied his request for asylum; later in August, he will appear before a judge to fight his extradition.
“Facing a terror charge requires getting involved in a terror act,” said his wife Tuba. She insisted her husband had committed no such crime. Ankara’s charge partially rests on the allegation that Çabuk aided a Demirel College shareholder in selling shares to a U.S.-based institution believed to have links to Gülen.
Fearing for her husband’s safety, Tuba Çabuk hopes the Georgian government will deny Turkey’s request. “People are being unjustly jailed there and they face torture,” she said of her home country. “If my husband is returned to Turkey, he will face serious problems.”
Amnesty International has called on Georgia — which aspires to join the European Union — not to extradite Çabuk, citing “risk of torture or other ill-treatment, unfair trial or other serious human right violations.” But much is at stake for Tbilisi: Turkey is Georgia’s largest trade partner.
“My husband is a kind man, but they talked as if they’d captured Pablo Escobar” — Kamuran Tıbık
In Turkey itself, cases like Çabuk’s generate little sympathy. The Gülen movement’s wealth, coupled with its interlinked structure and its decades-long infiltration of the Turkish state, have led some critics to liken it to a mafia organisation.
The movement’s supporters, on the other hand, claim it is a peaceful, loosely connected group advocating liberal Islam. In many countries, their schools and colleges enjoy a good reputation. But most Turks, both government supporters and opponents, regard the Gülen movement with suspicion.

Missing in Malaysia

While attempting to coax countries into shutting down schools and extraditing suspects, Turkey has found other ways of making life abroad more difficult for Gülenists.
Ankara has cancelled numerous passports, a strategy that came to international attention in May when Enes Kanter, a player in the NBA, the American professional basketball league, was detained at a Romanian airport after Turkey annulled his travel documents. Kanter has been openly supportive of Gülen.
In June, the government threatened to strip 130 fugitive suspects of their citizenship, effectively rendering them stateless, if they did not return. Several European media outlets have reported on Turks having their passports seized upon visiting Turkish diplomatic missions.
And while the Turkish government has so far pursued legal avenues to return suspected Gülenists, family members of two Turkish citizens deported from Malaysia have accused Ankara of circumventing international law entirely.
In October last year, Kamuran Tıbık reported her husband missing in Kuala Lumpur. Tamer Tıbık, a Turkish businessman with links to Gülen, failed to return home from a language course and did not answer calls.
The Tıbık family had relocated to the Malaysian capital a year earlier, unnerved by the Turkish government’s crackdown on Gülen-linked businesses, which preceded the current purge. Thousands of miles from Ankara, they felt safe.

Within Turkey, more than 55,000 citizens have been jailed over links to the U.S.-based imam Fethullah Gülen | Selahattin Sevi/Zaman Daily News via EPA
But on October 13, Tamer Tıbık was nowhere to be found. His wife and friends looked for him in hospitals and police stations, to no avail. Tıbık’s neighbour Alettin Duman, described by Ankara as the “imam” or local leader of the Gülen movement in Malaysia, was also missing.
Two days later, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the Turkish foreign minister, announced thatMalaysia had handed over “terrorists” upon Turkey’s request. “Our fight against them will continue till the end, both inland and abroad,” he said.
“His passport was still at home. We understood then that he was abducted,” Kamuran Tıbık said. Çavuşoğlu’s speech struck her as surreal: “My husband is a kind man, but they talked as if they’d captured Pablo Escobar.”
Terrified, she fled Malaysia with her daughters three days after her husband’s disappearance. They have since been granted asylum; she has asked for the country to be withheld out of concern for her family’s safety.
For weeks, they had no information about her husband’s whereabouts, until her mother-in-law located Tamer in a detention centre in Ankara. In a letter, he told his wife that his kidnappers took him to a forest in Malaysia, where they interrogated and tortured him.
From Duman’s mother, Kamuran Tıbık heard the maltreatment continued after the men arrived in Turkey: “She said they were tortured in a gym hall for some weeks. They beat them and denied them food.” With their case ongoing, they remain in jail.
“There was no court hearing in Malaysia, nothing” — İsmet Özçelik
Akbaba, the Turkish prime minister’s adviser, denied Turkey had taken illegal action, claiming that Ankara had cancelled Tıbık and Duman’s passports and Malaysia had deported them for staying in the country illegally.
“Claims that Turkey uses illegal methods or acts underhandedly to extradite suspects are total nonsense,” he said. “If it were the case, the number of members of the Gülenist terror organization extradited to Turkey would not be just a few.”
“Even though we are not happy with our allies’ attitudes on this — indeed, there has been no extradition from the U.S. or most European allies up until now — we never apply any outlawed methods,” added Akbaba. “Torture is a serious crime and we are strictly against it.”

‘No court hearing, nothing’

Tıbık and Duman were not the only Turks the Malaysian government handed over to Ankara; in May, three other Turkish citizens accused of links to Gülen — an academic, a teacher and a businessman — were also deported.
The academic, İsmet Özçelik, had left Turkey shortly after the coup attempt and moved to Kuala Lumpur, where his elder son taught at a Gülen-linked school. In early May, while in a car with his son and others, they were stopped and he was taken by a group of unidentified men.
Two days earlier, two other Turkish citizens were kidnapped in a similar fashion, according to their lawyers. The Malaysian interior minister subsequently said they had been detained for connections to Islamic State, while the Turkish pro-government media identified them as terrorists linked to Gülen. The trio were deported a week later.

Turkish police raided the Istanbul premises of the newspaper Zaman in March 2016 | Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty Images
“There was no court hearing in Malaysia, nothing,” said Suat Özçelik, Ismet’s younger son, who worked at the flagship pro-Gülen newspaper Zaman before fleeing Turkey last year. He added that his father was listed as a person of concern by the United Nations Refugee Agency in Malaysia. (UNHCR did not respond to requests for confirmation.)
Suat and other members of the Özçelik family have applied for asylum in a European country, but he requested that their whereabouts be kept secret. Even in Europe, he does not feel safe from the long arm of the Turkish state.
He has cause to worry. In early August, Spanish police stopped Hamza Yalçin, a writer for a leftist Turkish magazine, at Barcelona airport and detained him pending extradition.
Yalcin, who emigrated to Sweden in 1984, has no known connections to Gülen, but is sought by Turkey for alleged links to the far-left terror group DHKP/C, according to Spanish media. The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for his immediate release.
http://www.politico.eu/article/long-arm-of-turkeys-anti-gulenist-purge/