Sexual violence against children which is a violation of human rights of children has come to the fore following the incidents recently reflected in the press. Expressing hatred and reprimand against the perpetrators, many people from footballers, singers etc. to the leader of opposition party, the Prime Minister and to the President expressed that there […]

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TUR 002 / 0218 / OBS 016 Arbitrary arrest / Arbitrary detention / Judicial harassment Turkey February 1, 2018 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Turkey. Description of the situation: The Observatory […]

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Arbitrary Detention and Judicial Harassment of 11 Members of the Central Council of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB)

URGENT APPEAL – THE OBSERVATORY TUR 001 / 0118 / OBS 014 Arbitrary detention / Judicial harassment / Defamation / Restrictions to Freedom of Expression Turkey January 31, 2018 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and FIDH, requests your urgent intervention in the […]

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War Kills! No to War! We Want Peace!

The statements of the Turkish political authority regarding military intervention into Afrin in Syrian lands turned into a hot war on 20 January 2018. The air operation to Afrin was launched subsequent to the statements of the President of the Republic and then of General Staff. Additionally, it is understood from the images of the […]

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Based on the Parliament’s authorisation for use of military force in Syria and Iraq, Turkey’s frequent air operations and troop deployments especially in Syria and Iraq have become pretty dangerous and come to a state of confrontation with the reality of war. In addition to the fact that this authorisation for use of military force […]

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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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We will not Allow Liquidation of Human Rights Values!

9 December 2017 10 December Human Rights Day We Are Against State of Emergency, Violence and War, We Defend Right to Peace! WE WILL NOT ALLOW LIQUIDATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS VALUES! 10 December 2017 marked the 69th anniversary of the adoption and declaration of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For a world in which the grief […]

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Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

Preamble: The member States of the Council of Europe and the other signatories hereto, Recalling the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ETS No. 5, 1950) and its Protocols, the European Social Charter (ETS No. 35, 1961, revised in 1996, ETS No. 163), the Council of Europe Convention on Action against […]

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We regret to learn that Sudan President Omar al-Bashir participated in the Islamic Cooperation Organisation Extraordinary Summit in Istanbul on 13 December 2017. There is an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Sudan President Omar al-Bashir. This decision was taken within the scope of the ICC investigation regarding the genocide, crime […]

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Arrest of IHD President Öztürk Türkdoğan

9 November 2017 Today in Ankara the President of Human Rights Association (IHD), Mr Ozturk Turkdogan, was arrested by police forces together with two more executive committee members, Ms Sevim Salihoglu and Ms Derya Uysal, and one staff member, Ms Besra Varli. They were protesting against the human rights situation in Ankara and in particular […]

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