Tag Archives: LGBT Rights

Amnesty International Annual Report 2013 on Turkey: Ten Major Issues Highlighted.

Amnesty International has just issued its annual report for 2013 and the section on Turkey is, once again, grim reading.  It included ten major issues of concern 1. Some of the worst abuses remain in the area of freedom of … Continue reading

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The #1 Human Rights Issue in Turkey (in case you were wondering)

You may have wondered what the most pressing human rights issue in Turkey might be. The on-going issue of impunity?  Torture and police abuse?  Attacks on the press?  Perhaps, the basic question of freedom of expression… Not any of these, … Continue reading

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Five Dangers for the LGBT Community in Turkey

Amnesty USA Turkey Country Specialist, Howard Eissenstat, outlines the dangers and challenges facing the LGBT community in Turkey in this blog for Amnesty’s Human Rights Now… and suggests ways that we can help.

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