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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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Committee to Protect Journalists Blog: Press Freedom Still in Peril

In his blog for CPJ, Özgür Öğret writes that hopes for an end to the conflict between Turkey and the PKK must be balanced with on-going concerns regarding basic issues of human rights, noting that “[according] to CPJ research, three-quarters … Continue reading

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Take action! Call on Turkey to Decriminalize Dissent and Offer Real Reform

This Spring promises to be a historic one for Turkey and its citizens.   Yesterday, jailed PKK leader, Abdullah Ocalan, called for a cease fire as part of his on-going negotiations with Turkish authorities. [Look here for Amnesty’s statement in response … Continue reading

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Amnesty Calls on Turkey: Peace and Human Rights!

In a statement earlier today, Amnesty International responded to imprisoned PKK leader Abdulah Ocalan’s call for a cease fire in a bloody conflict that has cost as many as 40,000 lives since 1984.

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Human Rights Watch highlights on-going concerns in Turkey

Human Rights Watch, in its newly issued 2013 World Report, has highlighted some of the most serious human rights issues in Turkey, including attacks on freedom of expression, assembly, and association, violence against women, and excessive force by security services.

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Who Murdered Sakine Cansız?

Reposted from Amnesty International – USA’s blog, Human Rights Now: On the night of January 9, three women were murdered in the offices of the Kurdistan Information Office in Paris.   According to press accounts, the three were killed execution style, … Continue reading

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A Murder in Paris

On the night of January 9,  the bodies of Sakine Cansiz and two of her associates were found, murdered, at the “Kurdistan Information Office” in Paris.  The murders come at a crucial time; Turkey and the PKK (or Kurdish Workers’ … Continue reading

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