From an early age she was involved in the National Student Union of the Netherlands and was a board member of the Federation of Democratic Workers Associations from Turkey in the Netherlands. She went on to work as a policy officer at the municipality of Amsterdam.
In 2006 she became a member of the Socialist Party (SP) and was soon elected to the Tweede Kamer (House of Parliament). She initially focused on Social Affairs and Employment, Housing and Integration. Later, she took on the portfolio of Foreign Affairs, Defense and Development Cooperation. Sadet chose not to stand for re-election in the 2021 elections and took her work outside of parliament instead.
Both inside parliament and outside she has been a vocal advocate for peace and international solidarity, opposing the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the bombing of Syria and Yemen, as well as the continued occupation of Palestine. In parliament she has been instrumental in the fight for justice for the 70 civilian victims of a Dutch airstrike in Hawija, which was covered up by the Dutch state. Her various writings on peace have been compiled in the book 'Een pen tegen permanente oorlog' (A Pen Against Permanent War) published in 2021.
We're delighted to welcome her to TNI.