More than two dozen ex-Turkish military officers are in the U.S. seeking asylum — afraid they’ll be jailed if they return home. They say they were falsely accused of taking part in a 2016 coup. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: We have
Many human rights defenders, civil society activists, media, academics, politicians, doctors, lawyers, judges and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, are still detained – sometimes without indictment, and are facing smear campaigns by the media and senior politicians.
ANKARA (Reuters) – Five Turkish foreign ministry staff detained last week on suspicion of links to a failed coup three years ago have said they have been tortured and mistreated in custody, the Ankara Lawyers’ Bar Association said on Tuesday.
The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute(IBAHRI), in conjunction with the Anti-Torture Initiative (ATI), has written to Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, condemning the conviction of 11 members of the Turkish Medical Association (TMA) Central Council on terrorism charges. Signed by the IBAHRI Co-Chairs,
‘This is our history, and it’s burning.’ Photos from Paris show Notre Dame devastated by fire People gathered across Paris in shock and in tears as the Notre Dame cathedral, one of the city’s most famous landmarks, caught on fire,
$3 for each tree is required. All trees will be planted in more than 10 states in the United States. Arbor Day is a special day that is set aside to raise awareness of trees and the important role that they
Turkey’s state of emergency ended but the crackdown on human rights continues. Turkey’s two-year-long state of emergency may have ended in July 2018, but alarmingly, the ever-deepening roll back of human rights that it brought about has not. The state
The June 2018 election campaign took place under a state of emergency imposed after the July 2016 attempted military coup and in a climate of media censorship and repression of perceived government enemies and critics that persisted throughout the year,
Commenting on Turkish human rights advocate Osman Kavala being held in solitary confinement without trial for a year, EP Subcommittee on Human Rights Chair Pier Antonio Panzeri stated: “Today is a sad day. Mr Osman Kavala, a prominent and respected
More than two years after being arbitrarily dismissed, almost 130,000 Turkish public sector workers are still awaiting justice and facing an uncertain future, Amnesty International said in a report published today. Purged beyond return? No remedy for Turkey’s dismissed public