Tag Archives: Syrian Refugees

Amnesty issues Urgent Action for Syrian Refugee held at Ataturk Airport

For one year now, Syrian refugee Fadi Mansour has been arbitrarily detained at Istanbul’s Ankara Airport.  Today, Amnesty has issued an urgent action calling for his release (earlier this month, Amnesty issued an urgent action in a separate case, a … Continue reading

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Amnesty Urgent Action: Arbitrary and Illegal Detention of Syrian Refugee

Amnesty International today issued an Urgent Action in the case of Syrian refugee, M.K., who has been arbitrarily detained under inhumane conditions at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport since 9 November 2015. He is at risk of being returned to Syria, … Continue reading

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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 on Turkey’s Worsening Human Rights Record: 11 Key Issues

At midnight tonight, Amnesty International issued its Annual Report, The State of the World’s Human Rights.  There is grim reading throughout.  This was a tough year for human rights worldwide. Below I’ll try to outline the main issues that Amnesty … Continue reading

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Amnesty Condemns Reyhanli Car Bombings

In a statement this week, Amnesty International condemned the 11 May bomb attacks in the Turkish border town of Reyhanlı.  According to Amnesty Researcher Andrew Gardner, the attacks, which have left at least 50 people dead and more than 100 … Continue reading

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The Plight of Turkey’s Syrian Refugees

There are now some 300,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey, 190,000 of whom are in Turkish refugee camps.  In a recent briefing, Amnesty International recognizes the considerable effort that Turkish authorities have made to accommodate the increasing number of Syrian refugees, and … Continue reading

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