Death in Exile

The traumas experienced by those who took refuge abroad by escaping from the Tenkil process continued in the countries they went to. After the steps taken to freedom, hundreds of incidents such as illness, traffic accidents and deaths on the job were experienced. Innocent people living with homesickness died in exile. Many of them were sent off to the hereafter and buried in countries they were.

Hasan Isik, 57

Teacher of theology
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 14/05/2021
Cause of Death Corona
Place of Death Greece

Hasan Isik, a religious Scholar, lost his life abroad when the latest corona epidemic was added to the ailments he experienced. Isik, a graduate of the Egyptian Al-Azhar University and Kurra Hafiz, taught Arabic, tafsir and fiqh at universities in Dagestan, Azerbaijan and Turkey.

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Orhan Caya

Educator
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 12/08/2019
Cause of Death Heart attack, sadness
Place of Death Germany

Orhan Caya was an educational volunteer businessman living in England. He had a heart attack in Germany, where he was going to visit. Caya was treated in hospital and died on August 12, 2019 after being unable to be saved. Orhan Caya was buried in a Muslim cemetery in Germany.

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Habibe Eyupoglu, 41

Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 03/02/2018
Cause of Death Heart attack
Place of Death Afghanistan

Habibe Eyupoglu, who was forced to stay in Afghanistan, died in the hospital she went to due to chest pain. She left behind a grieving wife and his children, 16-year-old Selman Eyupoglu and 12-year-old Zehra Eyupoglu.

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Halil Dinc, 45

School Principal
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 16/08/2018
Cause of Death Heart attack
Place of Death Athens, Greece

Halil Dinc was the principal of Samanyolu Private Cemal Sasmaz High School, one of the most successful schools in the capital Ankara and affiliated with Hizmet Movement. As a result of the pressures of the regime, he had to migrate to Greece. Dinc died in the arms of his daughter as a result of a heart attack due to his troubles. 

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Halit Unal

Businessman
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 19/06/2019
Cause of Death Cancer
Place of Death Kanada

Halit Unal was a well-known businessman in Istanbul. He had to settle in Canada as a result of the witch-hunt in Turkey. Unal passed away in the hospital with homesickness while receiving cancer treatment in Ottawa for a long period of time.

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Hasan Burak Gezici

Accounting Teacher
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 19/08/2020
Cause of Death Kidney disease and blood pressure
Place of Death Germany

Hasan Burak Gezici was an accounting teacher in Ankara who was purged from his profession by the Decree-Law. Having kidney and blood pressure diseases, Gezici passed away in Germany.

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Esat Kalkan

Marine Senior Staff Sergean
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 16/08/2016
Cause of Death Suicide - allegedly
Place of Death Afghanistan

Marine Senior Staff Sergeant Esat Kalkan was a soldier who was serving in Afghanistan. He allegedly committed suicide in Afghanistan, where he was on duty. Kalkan was also expelled from his profession with the Decree-Law issued on November 22, 2016, 3 months after death.

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Birol Dikyurt

Businessman
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 14/09/2017
Cause of Death Glioma
Place of Death Germany

Birol Dikyurt was the Chairman of the Bartin Active Businessmen Association. His assets were confiscated, and he became `wanted` in Turkey; thus, he had to flee abroad in November 2015. Dikyurt passed away on September 14, 2017, in Germany, where he took refuge in 2017.

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Bahattin Bican

Jounalist/Educatoe
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 12/04/2020
Cause of Death Corona
Place of Death Sweden

Former Zaman Newspaper employee Bahattin Bican, who lived in exile abroad, died after succumbing to the Covid-19, in which he caught the virus in a refugee camp in Sweden.

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