s Turkey enters a new election process, the government prepared a new law bill to control the spread of all kinds of news and information and submitted it to the Turkish Grand National Assembly. Although the bill, which foresees changes in many laws and consists of a total of 40 …Read More »
We Condemn the Zakho Massacre and Demand that Perpetrators be Revealed!
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 »
Updated Situation Report- State of Emergency in Turkey 21 July 2016 – 20 March 2018
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STATEMENT FOR THE PRESS AND THE PUBLIC
The right to defend our rights is a fundamental right. We demand the release of rights defenders and revocation of the investigations and cases filed against them ! 24 October 2017 As we explained in detail in the file notes announced to the public on 11 July, 14 August and …Read More »
Joint Press Statement: Terminate Arbitrary Detention of HR Defenders!
Terminate arbitrary detention of HR defenders! 14 August 2017 It has been 40 days since 10 human rights defenders, whose fundamental position is to advocate for human rights and freedoms, gender equality and human safety, were detained in the early hours on the morning of 5 July 2017 upon the …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 »
Human rights defender lawyer Taner Kılıç should be released immediately!
JOINT STATEMENT 7 June 2017 Lawyer Taner Kılıç who was detained by Anti-Terror Police of İzmir following the search at his house and his personal Office on 6 June 2017 should be released immediately. Lawyer Taner Kılıç, as a well-known human rights defender who dedicated his life to defending human …Read More »
IS THE STATE OF EMERGENCY INQUIRY COMMISSION, ESTABLISHED BY EMERGENCY DECREE 685, AN EFFECTIVE REMEDY?
Following the proposal made by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe as well as the Venice Commission concerning the creation of an independent ad hoc body for the examination of individual cases of dismissals, subject to subsequent judicial review, the Government issued a Decree Law No: 685 concerning …Read More »
The Prerequisite for Democratisation and Peace Process is the Establishment of Justice
Joint Press Release By Center for Truth Justice Memory, Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Turkey, Human Rights Associations, Human Rights Research Association, Human Rights Agenda Association, ?nsan Haklar? ve Mazlumlar için Dayan??ma Derne?i, Human Rights Foundation of Turkey 31 July 2013 Military personnel who were accused of committing crime, killing or …Read More »
Joint Statement: Indefinite/ Non-Alternate Hunger Strike on 56th Day
Mass hunger strike in Turkish prisons, which started on 12 September 2012, is on the 56th day. Hunger strikers declared that the strike was a non-alternate one to be carried out for an indefinite period of time. Human rights organizations monitoring the prisons stated that 654 prisoners were on hunger …Read More »