Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Erdogan and emphasized the human rights violations in Turkey

Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Erdogan and emphasized the human rights violations in Turkey

“As we discussed this morning in detail, I am, as President of this country, concerned about German citizens who are imprisoned in Turkey for political reasons, and I am also concerned about Turkish journalists, trade unionists, lawyers, intellectuals and politicians who remain behind bars. Mr President, I trust that you will understand that we cannot simply gloss over this issue.”

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Freedom of the press in Turkey: Far Worse Than You Think

Freedom of the press in Turkey: Far Worse Than You Think

Almost 300 journalists in Turkey, a member state of the Council of Europe and a candidate country to the European Union, are languishing behind bars or facing outstanding arrest warrants, a report released by the Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) has revealed.

“The crackdown on press freedom in Turkey is far worse than you may think,” said Abdullah Bozkurt, the President of the SCF.

 

https://stockholmcf.org/freedom-of-the-press-in-turkey-far-worse-than-you-think-2/

Suspicious Deaths And Suicides In Turkey:

Suspicious Deaths And Suicides In Turkey:

Suspicious deaths and suicides on the rise in Turkey with 54 people in last 8 months

Against the background of massive crackdown on critics and opponents in Turkey and widespread torture practices in detentions and prisons, 54 people were reported to have lost their lives, most under suspicious circumstances and under lock-up in the last eight months, a report released by Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) has revealed.

 

https://stockholmcf.org/suspicious-deaths-and-suicides-in-turkey

Kurdish political movement under crackdown in Turkey: The case of the HDP

Kurdish political movement under crackdown in Turkey: The case of the HDP

This report highlights crackdown on Kurdish political movement in Turkey

The Kurdish political movement has come under intense pressure from the current government of autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is bent on marginalizing the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) with the help of a military crackdown and abuse of the criminal justice system.

 

https://stockholmcf.org/kurdish-political-movement-under-crackdown-in-turkey-the-case-of-the-hdp/

Turkey: UN report details extensive human rights violations during protracted state of emergency

Turkey: UN report details extensive human rights violations during protracted state of emergency

The present report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) provides an overview of key human rights concerns in Turkey in the period between January and December 2017, with a focus on the consequences of the state of emergency on the enjoyment of human rights.

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