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34 Members of Congress Ask Secretary Tillerson to Hold Turkey Accountable for Violating the Rights of its LGBTQ Citizens

The deterioration of LGBTQ rights in Turkey over the past few years has not gone unnoticed by Congress. On Thrusday, January 18, 34 members of Congress signed on to a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging the State … Continue reading

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Tell the Government of Turkey to Drop the False Charges Against Taner and the Istanbul 10

On January 31, the Chair of Amnesty Turkey, Taner Kilic, will appear in court. This will be the third hearing in his case. Taner has been charged with serious crimes, namely membership in a terrorist organization, based on a ridiculous … Continue reading

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Lower Courts Refuse to Abide by Constitutional Court Ruling Ordering the Release of Journalists Alpay and Altan

On Thursday, Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled that journalists Sahin Alpay and Mehmet Altan, who have both been in prison for more than a year, had their rights violated while in custody and therefore ordered their release. However, just hours later … Continue reading

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Congress Urges President Trump to Call for the Release of Taner Kılıç and the Istanbul 10

On Wednesday, December 5, President Trump received a letter signed by over 40 members of Congress, urging him to “publicly call on the Government of Turkey to halt the prosecution of [the Istanbul 10], drop all charges against them, and … Continue reading

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