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Amnesty on the May Day Violence in Turkey: Denial of right to peaceful protest and excessive use of force

“Mayday celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey were again marred by police violence and attempts by the authorities to prevent demonstrations from going ahead,” Amnesty International declared in a statement released today. [Turkish version of the statement is available here]. In truth, … Continue reading

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Protest at Emek Theatre: Amnesty calls for Investigation

Protesting the destruction of Emek Theatre. Photo credits: Nizam Serhat Firat. Used by Permission ┬áThe proposed destruction of the historic Emek Theatre has been a long-running controversy in Turkey, where it is seen as another example of the ways in … Continue reading

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