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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Human Rights Association (İnsan Hakları Derneği, İHD) was founded on July 17, 1986 by 98 individuals. The founders included inmates’ families, intellectuals, authors, journalists, publishers, academics, lawyers, physicians, architects, engineers, and teachers. We remember our founders who have passed away with love and gratitude. İHD has been speaking out that Turkey has a democracy and […]

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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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After the sinister coup attempt on 15 July 2016, a 3-month state of emergency was declared all across Turkey as of 20 July 2016. The state of emergency was extended by further three months first in October 2016 and then in January 2017. Coup plotters killed 246 people including 173 of civilians and injured more […]

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30.10.2016  To the International Community and Human Rights Organizations  REPORT ON RECENT SITUATION IN THE KURDISH REGION OF TURKEY Recent Situation in the Kurdish Region Human rights violations in Turkey, especially in the Kurdish region, increase in an alarming rate. Just a few days after we shared our 9-month report on the situation of human […]

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19 October 2016 BALANCE SHEET OF VIOLATIONS OF RIGHTS OCCURRED DURING 15 JULY COUP ATTEMPT AND STATE OF EMERGENCY (Violations of rights occurred between 15 July 2016 – 15 October 2016 are compiled in accordance with the information acquired by IHD main and branch offices, statements of government officials and data obtained from press.) VIOLATIONS […]

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