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Amnesty: Despite partial lifting of curfew in Silopi, situation still dire

After more than a month of round-the-clock curfews, the governor of Şırnak province has partially lifted the curfew in Silopi.  Round-the-clock indefinite curfews continue in the town of Cizre (also in Şırnak province) and Sur district, in the city of … Continue reading

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Good news, bad news, and ridiculous news

The good: the Pride March Let us take a moment to celebrate the important success of the Pride March that took place in Taksim this past Sunday. Amnesty had been concerned that Turkish authorities would restrict the march.  As Amnesty … Continue reading

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