On 20 July 2022 as a result of lethal artillery fire in Zakho district of the province of Dohuk within the boundaries of Iraqi Federal Kurdistan Region, 9 civilians including 2 children were killed and at least 22 people were injured. We deeply deplore the incident, remember the lost souls …Read More »
Joint Press Statement concerning the Arrest of Amnesty International Turkey Chairperson Taner Kılıç
Taner Kılıç who was detained early in the morning on 6 June 2017 was arrested on 9 June 2017 late in the night at about 23.30. Since the arrest decision is a clear violation of the right to liberty and security of the person, human rights defenders and civil society …Read More »
OPEN LETTER to the Bureau of the Turkish Grand National Assembly
OPEN LETTER to the Bureau of the Turkish Grand National Assembly From the Human Rights Organisations 13 October 2016 Distinguished Speaker, We write you this letter with reference to the statement of 1 October 2016 made by AK Party Deputy and Chairperson of TGNA Prisons Sub-Committee Mr Mehmet Metiner …Read More »
Muzaffer Şakar, executive of Democrat Judiciary Association, Judge at Diyarbakır Court House and Human Rights Defender, must be released!
Taken under custody on 11 August 2016, Muzaffer Şakar –executive of Democrat Judiciary Association and one of the judges at Diyarbakır Court House– is a human rights defender well-known to all institutions and bodies dealing with human rights issues and well-respected due to his work on human rights and specifically …Read More »
Government statement regarding the establishment of the Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey: the issue of the institutionalization of human rights is perceived fully from an instrumental perspective!
Deputy PM and gov’t spokesperson Numan Kurtulmuş has shared with the press the cabinet decree on the establishment of the “Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey”, an issue on the agenda of the cabinet during its 11 January 2016 meeting. Noting that the institution was taken up in the …Read More »
Urgent Call from Turkey’s Human Rights Organizations to the International Community
With the interruption of the peace talks, the government of Turkey started, in mid-August, to implement a security policy that unlawfully restricts fundamental rights and freedoms in those cities and towns largely populated by Kurds. Since August 2015, long-term and consecutive curfews have been declared in the provinces of, and …Read More »