Tag Archives: Tayyip Erdogan

Amnesty calls on Turkey: “Respect right to peaceful assembly” on May 1

In advance of annual May 1 demonstrations, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan is talking tough again.  “Give up your hope of Taksim,” he said.  According to Turkish media, tens of thousands of police have been mobilized. In a public statement on … Continue reading

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Insult to Injury in Turkey: Two additional examples from this past week

In a week when the Turkish government was attempting to show its reformist bona fides through an unambitious reform package (see here for Andrew Finkel’s excellent review of the package), a number of news items highlighted just how limited the … Continue reading

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Libel Lawsuits: Another Approach to Turkish Censorship

This blog site has recently featured ways in which Turkish media barons have fired, suspended or fined reporters who had written anything deemed critical of either the AKP or Tayyip Erdogan.  The  Prime Minister, however, also relies on another way … 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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