TUR 002 / 0218 / OBS 016 Arbitrary arrest / Arbitrary detention / Judicial harassment Turkey February 1, 2018 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership 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 […]

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Arbitrary Detention and Judicial Harassment of 11 Members of the Central Council of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB)

URGENT APPEAL – THE OBSERVATORY TUR 001 / 0118 / OBS 014 Arbitrary detention / Judicial harassment / Defamation / Restrictions to Freedom of Expression Turkey January 31, 2018 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and FIDH, requests your urgent intervention in the […]

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Subsequent to the detention of IHD Headquarters Executive Nuray Çevirmen and Kars Branch President Ahmet Adıgüzel from their houses at night time on 22 January 2018, our Executive Council Member Hayrettin Pişkin was taken into custody in Çanakkale on 23 January 2018 and Malatya Branch Executive Mehmet Tuncel and Abuzer Yavaş together with our member Ali Dağdelen were also […]

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War Kills! No to War! We Want Peace!

The statements of the Turkish political authority regarding military intervention into Afrin in Syrian lands turned into a hot war on 20 January 2018. The air operation to Afrin was launched subsequent to the statements of the President of the Republic and then of General Staff. Additionally, it is understood from the images of the […]

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Based on the Parliament’s authorisation for use of military force in Syria and Iraq, Turkey’s frequent air operations and troop deployments especially in Syria and Iraq have become pretty dangerous and come to a state of confrontation with the reality of war. In addition to the fact that this authorisation for use of military force […]

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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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Tunisia: President Erdogan’s Official Visit

26 December 2017 Today, 26 December, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of the Republic of Turkey, arrives in Tunisia for a two-day official visit. On this occasion, EuroMed Rights’ President Michel Tubiana, calls on Tunisian President Béji Caïd Essebsi: “Tunisia cannot ignore the growing repression of civil society in Turkey. We denounce the massive retaliation and arbitrary […]

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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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