Position of Human Rights Organizations on the 50th Anniversary of Israel’s Military Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip On the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip the undersigned organizations declare the following: The roots of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict go beyond the start of Israel’s […]

Read More

Ankara, 14 April 2017 2016 was the worst year for human rights in Turkey since the negotiations between the EU and Turkey began in 1999. 2016 was the year in which the government suspended democracy by means of a de facto presidential system resulting in authoritarian rule. The human rights situation in Turkey also drastically […]

Read More

Relatives of those claimed to have been disappeared in Ankara by means of abduction shared the situation with the public on social media. It is also claimed that Önder Asan reappeared on 12 May 2017. Additionally, families of Turgut Çapan and Fatih Kılıç made written application to Human Rights Association (İHD). The responsibility of clarifying the situation through […]

Read More

  New information TUR 007 / 1116 / OBS 097.2 Judicial harassment Turkey May 16, 2017   The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Turkey.   New information: […]

Read More

Due to his activities regarded with human rights defending, Ali Tanrıverdi, President of İHD’s Mersin Branch, was taken into custody in Mersin on 12 December 2016 and arrested on 19 December 2016. The trial regarding Ali Tanrıverdi will be carried out in the Mersin 7th Heavy Criminal Court on 18 May 2017 at 11.00 o’clock. […]

Read More

05 May 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION DİYARBAKIR BRANCH   REPORT ON VIOLATIONS OF RIGHTS IN THE FIRST 3 MONTHS OF 2017 IN EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN ANATOLIA REGION Prepared by Archive/Documentation Department of Diyarbakır Branch of Human Rights Association (İHD) BALANCE-SHEET   DESCRIPTION The data included in this report and balance-sheet belonging to these datum are prepared […]

Read More

EuroMed Rights strongly condemns the persecutions against Osman İşçi, EuroMed Rights’ Executive Committee member, and representative of the Human Rights Association in Turkey (IHD). Osman İşçi has just been dismissed from his position as associate professor and PhD researcher at the University of Ağri. This dismissal was officialised through the Statutory Decree No. 689, issued […]

Read More

TUR 004 / 1116 / OBS 092.1 Sentence / Provisional release Turkey April 26, 2017   The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Turkey.   New information:   […]

Read More

New information TUR 001 / 0317 / OBS 026.1 Provisional release / Judicial harassment Turkey March 24, 2017   The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Turkey.   New […]

Read More

22 March 2017 Detained on 15 March 2017 in Diyarbakır, M. Raci Bilici, İHD’s Vice-President and Diyarbakır Branch President, was released on 21 March 2017 with judicial control measure by the judge on duty. The concrete accusation against M. Raci Bilici was to participate in various interviews and meetings as a representative of an NGO […]

Read More