Category Archives: Gezi

Amnesty: 2015 witnessed continued assaults on Freedom of Assembly in Turkey

Amnesty International’s Annual Report detailed continued attacks on the right to peaceful assembly in Turkey this past year: The practice of arbitrary detentions at assemblies was given legal basis by legislative amendments in March in the Domestic Security Package, providing … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Abdullah Comert’s Family Still Searches for Justice

Imagine having lost your child. Every parent’s worst nightmare. Now imagine that you would have to travel every month or so to a courthouse far away from your hometown in the hope of finding justice for your child. This nightmare … Continue reading

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Two documentaries worth watching

Looking for something to watch this evening?  I’d like to call your attention to two recent documentaries which address Turkish human rights issues. The first, Persona Non Grata, was produced by P24 and addresses the pressures placed on journalists in … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Seeking Justice for Abdullah Cömert

“You killed my son on purpose!” These are the words that Hatice Cömert cries out in the courtroom as she bursts into tears while watching the footage from the scene of the crime where her 22 year-old son, Abdullah Cömert, … Continue reading

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