Pressures on Journalists and Politicians Cannot Be Accepted    The policy of the political power to exert pressure through the judiciary has not lost pace in Turkey. Continuous detention and arrest operations are maintained just like during the State of Emergency by the legal provisions of the recent Code No. 7145 that rendered the SoE […]

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WHAT HAPPENED TO JAMAL KHASHOGGI? LET HIS FATE BE KNOWN! LET HIM BE DELIVERED TO HIS FAMILY ALIVE!   The uncertainty surrounding the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was never heard from again after entering Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul General Consulate on 2 October 2018, continues. Some news sources claim that Mr. Khashoggi was under […]

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To the Press and the Public,   A delegation representing Human Rights Association’s (İHD) İstanbul Branch visited the construction site of the 3rd airport in İstanbul for observations regarding the pre-trial detention of airport construction workers on September 15 following a raid into their containers, which were used as dormitories, after they initiated a work […]

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Ankara Medical Chamber (Ankara Tabip Odası –ATO) and Human Rights Association’s (İHD) Ankara Branch have issued a report on the violations of the right to health in prisons. ATO Secretary General Dr. Ali Karakoç and ATO Human Rights Committee Member Dr. Nihat Bulut attended the press conference on behalf of ATO that was held on […]

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ATTACK AGAINST SATURDAY MOTHERS, FAMILIES OF THE DISAPPEARED, AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS BEFORE THE 700TH SIT-IN   Enforced disappearances of persons under custody constitute a shame for all Turkey, from the political power to the civil society. The attack of the law enforcement against the families of the forcibly disappeared in İstanbul, Galatasaray on August […]

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    Human Rights Association (İHD) and Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) have issued a joint statement on July 9, 2018 expressing that the armed conflict that had been reignited in Turkey’s Eastern and Southeastern regions since July 24, 2015 has been increasingly deteriorating, that we, as human rights organizations, were often forced to […]

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As is known, the State of Emergency (SoE) that has been in effect in Turkey since July 21, 2016 has not been extended and lifted on July 18, 2018. Nevertheless, the political power has adopted Law No. 7145 on the Amendment of Some Laws and Emergency Decrees that would render the SoE permanent on July […]

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