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Amnesty International calls on South Korea: Stop tear gas shipments to Turkey!

Amnesty International has issued an urgent call to South Korea to “stop the planned shipment of massive amounts of tear gas to Turkey, where the security forces have frequently abused riot control equipment amid repression of peaceful protests.”

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More support from Susan Sarandon and an Amnesty protest in DC

Susan Sarandon has continued her support of Amnesty International’s campaign on Turkey with by publishing an articles on Amnesty International’s Human Rights Now site and on the Huffington Post.                       … 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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Erdogan’s ominous message

In a speech today, Prime Minister Erdogan seemed to suggest that the excessive force thus far employed by Turkish security forces would only intensify going forward, warning that the protests would be ended within 24 hours: “We have not responded … Continue reading

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