Tag Archives: Physicians for Human Rights

Gezi trials target health workers

(Video above: Tear gas and water cannon outside of the German Hospital in June, 2013) As we approach the first anniversary of the Gezi Protests, trials of protestors and others caught up in the Turkish government’s crackdown are picking up … Continue reading

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Another blow to Human Rights in Turkey

Earlier this week, we called attention to a bill passed by the Turkish Parliament which effectively criminalizes administering emergency medical aid without government authorization. Read that first sentence again and you’ll have an sense of how Kafkaesque conditions in Turkey … 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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Turkey’s War on Demonstrators Includes War on Its own Doctors

On July 11, our Human Rights in Turkey blog reported on last week’s use of excessive force by the police in Istanbul.  The next day, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and three other leading international medical groups sent a letter … Continue reading

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