Tag Archives: impunity

As another child dies in Eastern Turkey: “Silence equals Death”

Today, I won’t be writing about Turkey’s horrid response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks and their aftermath today.  Enough ink has been spilled about the crocodile tears spilt by Prime Minister Davutoglu in Paris as he stood in defense of … Continue reading

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Where is the outrage? Another child killed in Eastern Turkey [Updated, January 13]

According to press reports, January 6 witnessed another day of fatal police violence in Cizre, Turkey.  The town has seen repeated clashes between supporters of the PKK and police in recent weeks.  In the violence yesterday, several were injured and … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Notes from Ali Ismail Korkmaz Murder Case

A guest blog from our colleague by Andrea de Ruijter, from Amnesty International – Netherlands.  Andrea acted as one of Amnesty’s trial observers at the latest hearing in the Ali Ismail Korkmaz murder case. “Ali Ismail Korkmaz, dreaming of a … Continue reading

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From Maraş to Roboski: Remembering and Forgetting in Turkey

In my blog last Friday, I briefly noted the efforts of local authorities in Turkey to suppress commemorations of the brutal Maraş massacre and noted that this action, apparently in contravention of basic norms regarding freedom of expression and assembly, … Continue reading

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The Case of Ali Ismail Korkmaz: Will there be justice this week?

The case of Ali Ismail Korkmaz, who died as a result of being beaten at a Gezi Park protest, is coming to head this week, with an expected conclusion this Friday, December 28th.  Amnesty has been watching the trial closely … Continue reading

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Friday notes: Gulen Crackdown, Maras, and some good news regarding Pinar Selek

Some brief notes from Turkish human rights news: 1. Zaman’s Editor-in-Chief Ekrem Dumanlı was released from custody due to lack of evidence, according to press accounts.  Four others, including Samanyolu TV General Manager, Hidayet Karaca, will be held pending trial.  … Continue reading

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The long, rocky road to justice in the case of Ali Ismail Korkmaz

The fifth hearing in the killing of Ali Ismail Korkmaz will be held tomorrow, November 26, in Kayseri, Turkey. Ali Ismail was a victim of the horrendous police violence that accompanied the suppression of the Gezi protests in 2013. In … Continue reading

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The Family of Ali Ismail Korkmaz continues its search for Justice: A First Hand Account of the Trial

While protesters in Turkey are demonstrating against the perceived lack of action of the Turkish government against IS with many protesters dead after violent clashes with the police, the trial against the civilians and police officers who killed another protester … Continue reading

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Ali Ismail Korkmaz, one year on

Remembering #AliİsmailKorkmaz who was beaten to death by police in #Turkey last year. pic.twitter.com/s6xgsJQQQk — Murat Çekiç (@muratcekic) June 3, 2014 A year ago today, Ali Ismail Korkmaz was beaten to death by police.  From the start, Turkish authorities seemed … Continue reading

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Arriving in Istanbul on the Anniversary of Gezi

I arrived in Istanbul a few hours ago.   As it turns out family events happened to bring us to the city on the anniversary of  the Gezi protests and ensuing crackdown. The streets of Besiktas, where I am staying, are … Continue reading

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