İHD Condemns Daily Yeni Şafak for Targeting Human Rights Defenders   7 December 2018   Daily Yeni Şafak used the phrase “PKK supporters” for Human Rights Association (İHD) Co-Chair Öztürk Türkdoğan and İHD Vice Co-Chair Gülseren Yoleri, who attended the 15th International Conference on the “European Union, Turkey, the Middle East and the Kurds” […]

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RELEASE IHD MALATYA BRANCH CHAIRPERSON GÖNÜL ÖZTÜRKOĞLU NOW IHD’s Malatya Branch Chairperson, human rights defender Gönül Öztürkoğlu was taken into custody following a raid to her home on 27 November 2018. Officials stated that the investigation was confidential. Yet we do know that continuous arrest and detention operations have still been conducted against social dissidence, […]

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No to Male-Dominant Violence!   Human rights defenders, women’s and LGBTI+ organizations will once more put violence against women on the agenda as they do each year on November 25. Yet, women will be subjected to violence each and every hour, every minute. It is not possible to talk about violence against women isolating it […]

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21 November 2018 All the Elected Persons Should Be Released   HDP’s former co-chairpersons Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ were arrested early in the morning along with 11 other deputies and were placed in pre-trial detention on 4 November 2016 based on different investigations and were sent to various prisons far away from their family […]

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  IHD SPECIAL REPORT: TESTIMONIES, INTERVIEWS, FORCED INFORMANT-MAKING THROUGH METHODS OF COERCION AND THREAT, AND ABDUCTION CASES   According to applications filed before the Human Rights Association (IHD) and news reports published by the press; many people, notably university students, journalists, and activists have recently been forced to testify off-the-record and attempts have been made […]

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In the early hours of the morning on 16 November 2018, the Dean of Bilgi University’s Law School Prof. Dr. Turgut Tarhanlı, Prof. Dr. Betül Tanbay of Boğaziçi University, producer and author Çiğdem Mater, and Anadolu Kültür Association staff were taken into custody following raids into their homes. No information could be obtained earlier other […]

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IHD’s 19th Ordinary General Assembly was held on 3-4 November 2018 in Ankara.   IHD’s Honorary Co-Chair Mr. Akın Birdal served as the president of the council at the two-day general assembly. The assembly was conducted in a vibrant atmosphere thanks to IHD delegates and with the participation of Mr. Dimitris Christopoulos, the President of […]

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