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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15 December  2016 Assessments have been made by our association on such matters as isolation in prison being in the first place, violation of legislative immunity and obstruction of the right of defence due to the detention of 10 MPs along with the Co-Chairs of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)[1] and detention of co-mayors of metropolitan […]

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13.12.2016 Being the President of Mersin Branch of Human Rights Association (IHD) and a human rights defender, Ali Tanrıverdi was detained from his house on 12.12.2016 in Mersin. Our friend Ali Tanrıverdi is a human rights defender. He was detained due to his thoughts, association activities and statements. As human rights defenders, we invite the […]

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21.11.2016 Work Accidents Are Not Fate! Reaching 6 dead bodies out of 16 workers and giving up hopes for remaining 10 people trapped in the wrekcage occurred in the copper mine operated in Madenköy village of Şirvan district of Siirt province by a private company called “Ciner Group” are not fate, but murder. These work accidents […]

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WHERE WILL REPRESSION END?  Copenhagen, 7 November 2016 EuroMed rights expresses utmost concern after several members[1] from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) were arrested on 4 November, on charges alleging support of terrorist activities. Amongst those arrested are two HDP co-chairs Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtaş, both democratically elected leaders and our trusted and valued […]

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07.11.2016 In order to strengthen women’s representation on the basis of equality, the Co-Presidency system has been adopted by making amendments to Human Rights Association’s (IHD) regulation in the 18th Ordinary General Assembly. Eren Keskin and Öztürk Türkdoğan were elected for Co-Presidency in the 18th Ordinary General Assembly of IHD. Other distribution of duties will […]

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The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the arrest and arbitrary detention of Dr. Serdar Küni, Cizre Representative of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV) and former President of the Şırnak Chamber of Medicine and the release of Mr. Ismail Akbulut, President of Hakkâri Branch of Human Rights Association (İHD). The Observatory for […]

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