Alerts, Turkey March 16, 2017 EuroMed Rights strongly condemns the arrest yesterday of Raci Bilici, İHD’s Vice President and Diyarbakır Branch President. Wednesday 15 March, Raci Bilici has been detained in the early hours of the morning, right after his house has been searched by the police. He is currently held in detention together with […]

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TUR 001 / 0317 / OBS 026 Arbitrary arrest Turkey March 16, 2017   The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Turkey.   Description of the situation:   The Observatory has been informed […]

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Today (15 March 2017), M.Raci Bilici, İHD’s Vice President and Diyarbakır Branch President, was detained in the early hours of the morning right after his house was searched by the police. He is still held in detention in the Anti-Terror Branch of Diyarbakır Provincial Directorate of Security. Together with Raci Bilici, totally 11 persons being […]

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20.12.2016 The Russian Federation’s ambassador to Ankara, Andrey Karlov was assassinated in 19 December 2016 in Ankara. The assassin was identified as Mevlut Mert Altintas, 22, a member of Ankara’s Riot Squad Forces. We condemn and damn this assassination, and offer our condolences to the Russian Federation and peoples of Russia.   The assassination which was carried […]

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Copenhagen, Ankara, İstanbul 27 September 2016 EuroMed Rights, the Human Rights Association (IHD) and Helsinki Citizens Assembly express concerns about ongoing judicial harassment of call on Turkish authorities to drop judicial proceedings against the academics of Turkey who signed the ‘Statement for Peace’ during the new hearing of their trial[1], taking place this 27 September […]

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As the Human Rights Association (HRA) and the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), two organizations, driven by the motivations of reckoning with the military coups and avoiding coup attempts, we would like to share once again some of our opinions that we have already expressed in the recent days: Those who attempted at a […]

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As the two most prominent human rights institutions of Turkey, we once again underline our stance against military coups, like we did last Saturday: We are unconditionally against all coups, coup attempts, and anti-democratic practices. The only viable solution is to uncompromisingly defend, to the greatest extent possible, the rule of law, democracy, and the […]

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