Expelled Turkish Navy officer Lt. Colonel Serkan TEZGEL: MY STORY…

SERKAN TEZGEL

I was expelled from the Turkish Armed Forces about a year ago without any legal reasoning, which I served for 14 years. This arbitrary dismissal means a life-long ban from working in the public sector or private security companies. It also means a ban to live in Turkey for me and my family.

I was accused of being a traitor against my own beloved country.


Some newspapers and news channels in Turkey brought false accusations against me. My fundamental rights and freedoms have been stolen from me. I was prevented from serving my country, and I was dismissed from my job, in which so far I had worked with great devotion and enthusiasm. I love my country. I will always serve the well-being of my country and the world.

Before I say goodbye, I would like to say many thanks to nice and warmhearted foreign people who have become recently an essential part of my new life.

I say JusticeAgainstPersecution, Togetherforjustice, Do not neglect Demobilization in Turkey.

My Colleagues

Suspended, dismissed, detained, tortured, abused, a huge number of my colleagues are still in prison and some happened to leave their country, their families, their relatives, their neighborhood and their identity behind. Unfortunately, the Turkish Armed Forces are being demobilized systematically.

The Turkish Armed Forces are consciously brought to the point of breaking away from the Western-allied system. The current numbers in terms of demobilization prove that unfair regime and persecution have shout to high heaven.

About 16.000 soldiers, of which most officers and petty officers were dismissed arbitrarily during the state of emergency declared by the Turkish Government.

Around 1600 soldiers, of which most officers and petty officers were dismissed arbitrarily after the termination of the state of emergency. Be the voice against this ongoing persecution. I sent my colleagues, in other words, prisoners of Turkey my compliments.

I say again JusticeAgainstPersecution, Togetherforjustice, Do not neglect Demobilization in Turkey.

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