3 May 2018 Eren Keskin (1959) is a lawyer and co-president of the Human Rights Association in Turkey (İHD). Having worked on contested human rights issues for almost thirty years, Keskin has contributed to the protection of minority rights, countered violence against women, and campaigned to challenge militarism and end torture. Keskin is the founder […]

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Being an executive of IHD Dersim (Tunceli) Branch, Özgür Ateş is an HRD known both for helping the families of civilian public officials who were killed by the organization by condemning their actions and demanding for peace by criticizing the government policies (see in Turkish https://www.evrensel.net/haber/291367/ihd-dersim-subesi-sivil-olumlerine-dikkat-cekti – https://www.pirha.net/dersimde-kacirilan-ogretmen-icin-basin-aciklamasi-68326.html/ – http://www.rudaw.net/turkish/kurdistan/1706201712). On 5 July 2018 Özgür […]

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MIGRATION AGENDA: EU, IT’S TIME TO ACT! Ahead of this Monday’s EU-Turkey Leaders’ Meeting in Varna (Bulgaria), EuroMed Rights calls on the European leaders to reconsider the “EU-Turkey deal” on migration. Commenting on the issue, EuroMed Rights’ President, Michel Tubiana, says: “We are very worried on the manner the cooperation with Turkey is being hailed […]

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The Netherlands Helsinki Committee announced Eren Keskin, a human rights lawyer and advocate of freedom of expression in Turkey, as the Laureate of the 2018 Helsinki Civil Society Award. On March 14, during the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the organisation, the NHC acknowledged the courageous work of human rights defenders across the OSCE […]

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HRDs Olcay Öztürk and Vural Kaya Must be Released!

IHD Ağrı Branch Secretary Atty. Vural Kaya and our former Ağrı Provincial Representative Atty. Olcay Öztürk were taken into custody on 27 February 2018. After their statements regarding the accusation of “membership to  armed illegal organisation against security and constitutional order of the state” in accordance with the Article 314 of Turkish Penal Code were […]

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Sexual violence against children which is a violation of human rights of children has come to the fore following the incidents recently reflected in the press. Expressing hatred and reprimand against the perpetrators, many people from footballers, singers etc. to the leader of opposition party, the Prime Minister and to the President expressed that there […]

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Subsequent to the detention of IHD Headquarters Executive Nuray Çevirmen and Kars Branch President Ahmet Adıgüzel from their houses at night time on 22 January 2018, our Executive Council Member Hayrettin Pişkin was taken into custody in Çanakkale on 23 January 2018 and Malatya Branch Executive Mehmet Tuncel and Abuzer Yavaş together with our member Ali Dağdelen were also […]

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Based on the Parliament’s authorisation for use of military force in Syria and Iraq, Turkey’s frequent air operations and troop deployments especially in Syria and Iraq have become pretty dangerous and come to a state of confrontation with the reality of war. In addition to the fact that this authorisation for use of military force […]

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Absolute Impunity and Single-Type Uniform Imposition

It has been known that we are against any kind of coup d’état or coup d’état attempts which mean complete denial of democracy and disregarding fundamental rights and freedoms. Within this scope, we shared our clear attitude towards the coup d’état attempt in 15 July 2016. We have constantly emphasized and we continue to emphasize […]

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