The crisis, which existed after Prophet Mohammad’s caricature in a Danish Daily News and spread to many European and all Islamic countries, exceeded question for “freedom of expression” and reached threatening point against respect for peace in the world and human rights and freedoms. In democratic societies, human rights and freedoms are the uttermost values […]

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As being Organization for Human Rights&Solidarity for Oppressed People (MAZLUMDER) and Human Rights Organization (İHD) we believe that we are faced with a, absolutely humanitarian, task of releasing policeman Hakan AÇIL, who was kidnapped by armed persons on 09th October 2005. As it is known by public, after the kidnapping there are many calls by […]

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Ankara-Paris, 28 December 2005 The International Federation for Human Rights and its member organizations in Turkey, the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TIHV) and the Human Rights Association (IHD) express their deepest concerns regarding the new charge by the Şişli Public Prosecutor against M. Hrant Dink, editor in chief of Agos, an Armenian-Turkish language weekly […]

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Today is the 57th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is the International Human Rights Day. Unfortunately, there still are in the world, oppression, repression, wars, poverty and famine. Human rights and freedoms which are acquired through centuries-long struggles, are trying to be confiscated from the hands of mankind […]

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It is essential for a democratic state that acknowledges rule of law to solve problems via democratic and peaceful methods. Even when using armed force is an absolute necessity, it would still be needed for to act within limits of law and to carry on implementations in a transparent way that will not impede inspection [...]
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The Human Rights Association is an independent human rights organization defending the rights of all without making distinction of any kind among people, such as race, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, or any other reason since 1986. It is comprised of 33 branches and has more than 15.000 members. […]

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We are worrying, because; Things are not going well in Turkey with respect to issue of human rights and freedoms. Optimistic expectations for the long-awaited improvements regarding rights and freedoms have been given its place to pessimism, The death penalty was lifted; however extrajudicial executions have become common practice in the country, The principle of […]

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A joint delegation from Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), joined local partners the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, the Human Rights Association and Mazlum Der to meet Turkish government representatives in Ankara this week. During the days they were together they witnessed historic events in Turkey's progress […]

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Aftermath the 11 September attack, the debate brought by the USA on the security/freedom dilemma has strengthen the tendency towards restricting human rights and freedoms in worldwide. As a result, in many countries freedoms have been restricted by legislation and implementation. USA, in line with these practices, identified some countries as "axis of evil" under […]

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