Tag Archives: Syria

Amnesty: Turkey blocks refugees as thousands flee Aleppo

Amnesty International researchers on the ground at the Öncüpınar/Bab al-Salam border crossing report grim conditions for the thousands of refugees hoping to flee violence in Syria.  Amnesty has called on both Turkey and the international community to take urgent steps … Continue reading

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Amnesty Calls for Release of Journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül

Turkey’s case against journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül represents “another deplorable attempt by the authorities to silence dissenting voices in the Turkish press,” Amnesty International said in a public statement today.  It called on authorities to release them from … Continue reading

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Amnesty Issues Urgent Action on Refugees at Risk of Deportation

Amnesty has been closely following the case of three refugees in Turkey who are at risk of deportation.  The three men have been denied access to counsel or to visits from their families under conditions that amount to incommunicado detention … Continue reading

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Amnesty voices concern over EU-Turkey deal on refugees

In advance of Angela Merkel’s visit to Istanbul, Amnesty International issued a press release voicing concern over a potential deal: European leaders’ desperate attempts to enlist Turkey as Europe’s gatekeeper are ignoring the manifest failures of the Turkish authorities to … Continue reading

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Amnesty Issues Urgent Action: Refugees At Risk of Being Forcibly Returned to Syria

Amnesty International today issued an urgent action in the case of around 150 Syrian refugees at risk of being returned to Syria by Turkish authorities.  The action also notes that a smaller group of Iraqi refugees “were released from the … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Condemns Bombing on Turkish-Syrian Border

Amnesty International condemns the bombing on February 11  at Turkey’s Cilvegözü border crossing with Syria, which killed 14 and injured many more. The bombing occurred in an area where major loss of life was likely and where humanitarian supplies are … Continue reading

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