Tag Archives: Security

Historic torture verdict confirmed by Appeal Court

This week, Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals upheld a landmark decision against eleven Turkish officials in the case of Engin Çeber, who was tortured to death while in custody in 2008. [See here for a video Amnesty produced to highlight … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Erdogan gives green light for police intervention

AKP rally in Ankara’s Sincan district was entitled as “Respect for the National Will.”  Photo by Hurriyet News Photo by Amnesty International In the latest Amnesty’s short video blog, the Amnesty Turkey researcher, Andrew Gardner, reported from Gezi Park today … Continue reading

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Amnesty welcomes the Meeting between the Representatives of the Protesters and Prime Minister Erdogan

Tolga Bozoglu/European Pressphoto Agency The Turkish government’s mixed signals regarding its response to the wide spread protests in Turkey continues. On the one hand, Prime Minister Erdogan rebuffed Members of European Parliaments’ (MEPs) calls to end the excessive use of … Continue reading

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Turkey must end abusive use of force

Amnesty International has issued an updated statement today, again calling for Turkish authorities to end abusive use of force by police against protesters. In the statement, Amnesty highlights that the crisis is on-going: The number of activists injured across Turkey … Continue reading

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