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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A human rights delegation was formed by Ad Osman Baydemir, Vice Chairman of Human Rights Association (IHD); Ad. Şeyhmuz Ülek, Vice Chairman of Organization of Human Rights and Solidarity for Oppressed People (Mazlum-Der); Celal Beşiktepe, Member of the Central Board of the Union of Architects and Engineers of Turkey (TMMOB); Ismail Boyraz, Deputy Secretary General […]

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A human rights delegation was formed by Osman Baydemir, Vice Chairman of Human Rights Association (IHD); Şeyhmuz Ülek, Vice Chairman of Organization of Human Rights and Solidarity for Oppressed People (MazlumDer); Celal Beşiktepe, Member of the Board of the Union of Chambers of Architects and Engineers of Turkey (TMMOB); Ismail Boyraz, Deputy Secretary General of […]

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"It is not the security forces, but the people themselves who should decide upon which villages they are going to return. The security forces' duty is to sustain security in those villages; other public institutions are responsible for compensating the losses of people, and supporting the provision of humanitarian living conditions in the resettled villages." […]

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