Human Rights Association Ankara Branch office was raided by the security forces on the order of Ankara State Security Court today at around 13.30. Five persons were detained. All detainees are the members of the Human Rights Association (HRA). The names of those who detained are Abdullah Soner, Gokce Otlu, Ekrem Erdin, Saniye …, Özgür…. […]

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The assessment and demands of the Human Rights Association of Turkey on the operations on hunger strikers in prisons is as follows: 1. HRA qualifies these operations as a planned mass murder. As a result of the operation, at least 20 hunger strikers and 2 gendarme officers have been killed, and hundreds of prisoners have […]

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Diyarbakır branch of the Human Rights Association (HRA) was closed down a few minutes after its re-opening on 12 August 2000! Diyarbakır branch of the HRA is one of the most oppressed branches of the Association which is very often prevented from carrying out its activities for the protection and promotion of human rights and […]

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Former President of the Human Rights Association, Mr. Akın Birdal, was imprisoned upon the refuse of his application for the postponement of the sentence on health reasons. His sentence was already postponed until 23rd of March, 2000. Akın Birdal was sentenced to 1 year in prison for each speeches he made on the occassion of […]

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Human Rights Association (HRA) is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to work for the defence, establishment and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Turkey. Mr. Akın Birdal, well-known human rights activist, Vice President of the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH) and former President of the Human Rights Association (HRA) is going to […]

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Human Rights Association (HRA) is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to work for the defence, establishment and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Turkey. A court action was launched against the Secretary General of the HRA, Mr. Nazmi Gür by Ankara State Security Court No:1, because of a special bulletin issued by the HRA […]

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H.E. Bülent Ecevit Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Ankara   Mr. Prime Minister,  A group, introducing themselves as the relatives of martyrs, came to the Headquarters of Human Rights Association on 25 November 1999. They were welcome in the sitting room. Meanwhile, I had an interview with Japanese TV reporters and was talking on […]

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Most serious obstacles to upgrade human rights and democratic standards in Turkey are embedded in the constitutional and legal structure. The constitutional and legal structure of the country contains anti-democratic, repressive and authoritarian features. Therefore Turkey’s main problem is democracy and the most significant component of this problem relates to the Kurdish problem. Democratization of […]

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