GENEVA (10 March 2017) The UN Human Rights Office on Friday published a report detailing allegations of massive destruction, killings and numerous other serious human rights violations committed between July 2015 and December 2016 in southeast Turkey, during Government security operations that have affected more than 30 towns and neighbourhoods and displaced between 335,000 and […]

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Strasbourg, 15.02.2017 Urgent Measures are Needed to Restore Freedom of Expression in Turkey “The space for democratic debate in Turkey has shrunk alarmingly following increased judicial harassment of large strata of society, including journalists, members of parliament, academics and ordinary citizens, and government action which has reduced pluralism and led to self-censorhip. This deterioration came […]

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10.02.2017 With the 686 numbered State of Emergency Decree-law published on 7 February 2017, hundreds of academics were dismissed from universities in an unfair and unlawful way. Moreover, with this decree-law, 4 464 public employees -most of them being teacher- were dismissed from public service. The applications of State of Emergency which has become a […]

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The ongoing conflicting environment in our country continues hurting us by multiplying the suffer that it causes. Soldiers, policemen, organization militants and civilians are losing their lives every day. In a little while, we will share with you the horrifying balance sheet and grave human rights violations which are generated and caused by this conflicting […]

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13.01.2017 According to the information obtained from the press and demand of the Human Rights Association’s Headquarters, we received the information that political inmates who were exiled and transferred from different prisons to the Van T-Type Closed Prison were forced to strip search in the inmate reception rooms (cell) at the prison entrance, hands and […]

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Being the President of İskenderun Branch of the Human Rights Association (IHD), Coşkun Selçuk together with numerous political party and NGO members were taken into custody from their houses at dawn on 18 January 2017. No matter where, the human rights defenders have the rights to peacefully and effectively protest any kind of violation of […]

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After the sinister coup attempt on 15 July 2016, a 3-month state of emergency was declared all across Turkey as of 20 July 2016. The state of emergency was extended by further three months first in October 2016 and then in January 2017. Coup plotters killed 246 people including 173 of civilians and injured more […]

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In the applications made to our association, families of Hurşit Külter, Müjgan Ekin and Taşkın Yasak made statements regarding their children’s disappearance in custody. In order to find out their situations, our association thereupon contacted with official authorities, made the necessary applications and carried out a series of activities for raising public awareness.  In Erbil, […]

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