Tag: human rights

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Let’s talk about the “Erosion of Human Rights and the Need for Solidarity”, with Can Dündar and Sarah Clarke

Turkey’s award-winning journalist Can Dündar and Sarah Clarke of British human rights group ARTICLE 19 will be in conversation about the downturn in human rights and democracy around the world, and the need for increased co-operation in defending these vital rights. The online discussion takes place in the context of growing populism and autocracy. In recent […]

Columnists
Dear world, Nigeria needs your help to #EndSARS

We are Nigerian students schooling in a lesser known part of the world called the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). For those who have never visited, it is one of two states on the island of Cyprus, located in the Eastern Mediterranean, but for us it is our second home. If you have been […]

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Philanthropist Osman Kavala has spent over 1,000 days in detention in Turkey

Amnesty International, the US State Department, and Nacho Sánchez Amor, the European Parliament’s Rapporteur on Turkey, led the international calls for the immediate release of Osman Kavala. The Turkish businessman has been held in jail since November 2017 despite not being convicted of any crime. A crescendo of calls for Mr Kavala’s freedom came on […]

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Greece slammed over human rights violation of Turkish minority

Greece has failed to implement a human rights ruling against the closure of Turkish associations, 10 years after it was handed down. The country was slammed by the Committee of Ministers, the Council of Europe’s statutory decision-making body, over a case relating to the “violations of the right to freedom of association”as set out in […]

HP Features
Uyghurs in Turkey hopeful, but helpless
 

“Kardeş kardeşi satmaz,”Rukiye Turdush, a Canada-based advocate for the persecuted Uyghur minority in China said, switching from her local Turkic dialect spoken in China’s western Xinjiang region to the Anatolian dialect spoken in Turkey. A brother does not sell out his brother. “Uyghurs never lose hope in Turkey. They strongly believe that sooner or later […]

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Hundreds turn out, but Saturday Mothers again prevented from weekly peaceful vigil

For the second week running, mothers seeking to peacefully demonstrate and demand information about their missing children were denied the right to hold their vigil on İstiklal Caddesi in Istanbul. The government ban on their assembly remained in place and in a bid to prevent violent scenes of last Saturday, police erected barriers in surrounding […]