Tag Archives: Ankara

Amnesty International condemns Ankara bombing

Yesterday evening, the streets of Ankara were again shattered by a bomb in the city center.  According to the authorities, as of this morning, 37 people had been killed and over 100 people were injured.  Amnesty International today issued a … Continue reading

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Insult to injury in Turkey in the aftermath of the Soma Tragedy

If the “woman in the red dress” has become the central image of the Gezi protests, it seems likely that images of Yusuf Yerkel, an aide to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, brutally kicking a demonstrator will become one of … Continue reading

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Targeting medical personnel in Turkey [updated, January 17]

One of the most shocking aspects of Turkey’s violent crackdown on peaceful protest has been the willingness of authorities to target medical personnel.  Since then, not only have authorities not been held responsible, but the government has moved to increase … Continue reading

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Don’t shoot the messenger

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has found a lot of people to blame for the shocking (and on-going) violence that has shaken Turkey this past week (he and his government not notable amongst them):  the parliamentary opposition, “extremists,” “a few marauders,” … Continue reading

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Amnesty International: “Disgraceful Use of Excessive Police Force in Istanbul”

Amnesty International has issued a press statement today (June 1) describing the excessive force used by Turkish police as “disgraceful” and calling on Turkish authorities to take “urgent steps to… to prevent further deaths and injuries and allow protestors access … Continue reading

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