Category Archives: Arab Spring

Amnesty Issues Urgent Action: Refugees At Risk of Being Forcibly Returned to Syria

Amnesty International today issued an urgent action in the case of around 150 Syrian refugees at risk of being returned to Syria by Turkish authorities.  The action also notes that a smaller group of Iraqi refugees “were released from the … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Condemns Bombing on Turkish-Syrian Border

Amnesty International condemns the bombing on February 11  at Turkey’s Cilvegözü border crossing with Syria, which killed 14 and injured many more. The bombing occurred in an area where major loss of life was likely and where humanitarian supplies are … Continue reading

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Think Globally, Repress Locally

Turkey has received a tremendous amount of credit for its role in the “Arab Spring” and has widely been viewed as a natural leader in a more democratic Middle East. Amnesty and others, however, have highlighted the important limitations on … Continue reading

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