Increase in youth suicides, not much space for rational public debate

The living conditions at religious communities’ dorms have once again come to Turkey’s public agenda following a video where 20-year-old Kara talked about his anxiety about the future and the pressure he faced at a religious community dorm.

Enes Kara, 19, was a second year medical student

Originally published on Global Voices

Content notice: This article contains mentions of suicide, murder, and mental health issues.

Upon the request of Mehmet Kara, the father of late Enes Kara, the İskenderun 2nd Criminal Judgeship of Peace has imposed an access block on news about him.

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