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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We will not Allow Liquidation of Human Rights Values!

9 December 2017 10 December Human Rights Day We Are Against State of Emergency, Violence and War, We Defend Right to Peace! WE WILL NOT ALLOW LIQUIDATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS VALUES! 10 December 2017 marked the 69th anniversary of the adoption and declaration of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For a world in which the grief […]

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We regret to learn that Sudan President Omar al-Bashir participated in the Islamic Cooperation Organisation Extraordinary Summit in Istanbul on 13 December 2017. There is an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Sudan President Omar al-Bashir. This decision was taken within the scope of the ICC investigation regarding the genocide, crime […]

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Letter of Michel Tubiana, President of EuroMed Rights, to the European Parliament regarding Ms Nuriye Gülmen and Mr Semih Özakça

Brussels, 15 November 2017 Dear Members of the European Parliament, I wish to draw your attention on the fate of Ms Nuriye Gülmen, a postgraduate student, and Mr Semih Özakça, a school teacher. You may not know them. They are two among 130,000 people dismissed from their public function in Turkey since 15 July 2016. […]

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Arrest of IHD President Öztürk Türkdoğan

9 November 2017 Today in Ankara the President of Human Rights Association (IHD), Mr Ozturk Turkdogan, was arrested by police forces together with two more executive committee members, Ms Sevim Salihoglu and Ms Derya Uysal, and one staff member, Ms Besra Varli. They were protesting against the human rights situation in Ankara and in particular […]

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Situation of Abducted Soldiers and Police Officers

With the reemerging armed conflicts in Turkey as of 24 July 2015, the civilian servants and officials abducted by the PKK/HPG became a current issue of public opinion once again. In the past period, all of those abducted were returned unharmed to their families as a result of the efforts by human rights organisations. 20 […]

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UN Human Rights Council 36th Regular Session Report on HRDs

The Human Rights Council, in resolution 12/2, expressed concern over continued reports of intimidation and reprisals against individuals and groups seeking to cooperate or having cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights, and deep concern at the seriousness of such reported acts. The Council further condemned all […]

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On 5 July 2017, police raided an Istanbul Büyükada hotel where a group of human rights defenders had gathered to conduct a training session. As a result, 9 members of some of the leading human rights organisations in Turkey were detained, along with 3 instructors in charge of conducting training seminars. However, names of those 3 people […]

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The arrest of CHP Member of Parliament Enis Berberoğlu and his sentencing to 25 years in prison in the court case known as the “MIT (National Intelligence Organisation) Trucks” represent a clear violation of the right to personal freedom as well as a violation of the protections afforded members of parliament in the constitution. The […]

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Those Responsible for Openly and Publicly Torturing Veli Şaçılık and His Friends must be Tried! Under the State of Emergency Decrees, paragraph 15/2 of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey, Article 15 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and Article 4 of the UN Convention on Civil and Political Rights have been violated, […]

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