Articles By: HRFT

Free Speech Isn’t the Only Casualty of Erdogan’s Repression

Free Speech Isn’t the Only Casualty of Erdogan’s Repression

 13.04.2016 By Selahattin Demirtaş* DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — When Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, recently paid a visit to Washington, he gave Americans a taste of the kinds of policies he employs at home. His guards reportedly roughed up reporters outside a think tank while an LED-lit van that said “Truth + Peace = Erdogan” drove around the United States capital. […]

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13 April 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

13 April 2016 Daily Human Rights Report (04/075) Operations and Attacks in the Southeast… Armed clashes and attacks continued on 12 April 2016 in the cities where curfews were imposed and adjacent areas. 1 gendarmerie solider was killed and 3 soldiers were wounded during the heavy clashes in Cumhuriyet and Bahçelievler quarters of Şırnak. 3 gendarmerie soliders were killed and [...] Read more ›

12 April 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

12 April 2016 Daily Human Rights Report (04/069) Operations and Attacks in the Southeast… Gendarmerie Command in Hani district of Diyarbakır was attacked on 11 April 2015 with a bomb truck. 2 soliders were killed, 8 civilians and 38 soldiers were wounded during the attack. RTÜK (supreme board of radio and television) imposed temporary ban on publication about the attack. [...] Read more ›

9-11 April 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

9-11 April 2016 Daily Human Rights Report (04/053) Curfew in Yüksekova… Curfew and operations in Yüksekova district of Hakkari reached 29nd day as of 11 April 2016. A woman was shot at arm and wounded during the operations on 10 April 2016 when she was on the window of her house in Yeni Mahalle quarter. (04/054) Curfew in Nusaybin… Curfew [...] Read more ›

8 April 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

8 April 2016 Daily Human Rights Report (04/047) Co-Mayor Acquitted… Diyarbakır Heavy Penal Court No 5 concluded on 7 April 2016 to hear the case against Diyarbakır Co-Mayor Gültan Kışanak launched on charges of “making propaganda of an illegal organisation” with her speech on 9 January 2016 during the commemoration of 3 Kurdish women killed in Paris. After the final [...] Read more ›

7 April 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

7 April 2016 Daily Human Rights Report (04/038) Curfew in Silopi… After the curfew imposed in Silopi district of Şırnak on 4 April 2016, the houses in Barbaros were attacked with tanks on 6 April 2016. İsa Tonguç, Ahmet Tonguç, Muhyettin Tonguç and Saadettin Tonguç were killed, 3 persons were wounded when a house was shot by the tanks. Züleyha [...] Read more ›

6 April 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

6 April 2016 Daily Human Rights Report (04/031) Curfew in Sur… After the completion of the military operations in Sur district of Diyarbakır, the curfew reached its 124th day as of 6 April 2016. The bodies of Muhammed Emin Erol (33) and Erkan Burakmak (30) kept in Malatya Forensic Institute were identified on 5 April 2016 after DNA tests. (04/032) [...] Read more ›

5 April 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

5 April 2016 Daily Human Rights Report (04/024) Curfew in Sur… After the completion of the military operations in Sur district of Diyarbakır, the curfew reached its 123rd day as of 5 April 2016. On 4 April 2016 the bodies of 2 persons were transferred from Sur to Gaziantep for identification. According to the news appeared in the press on [...] Read more ›

31 March / 1-4 April 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

31 March / 1-4 April 2016 Daily Human Rights Report (04/001) Curfew in İdil… Round-the-clock curfew in İdil district of Şırnak was lifted on 30 March 2016 on the 43rd day of the implementation. The Governorate of Şırnak imposed night curfew in İdil between 21.30 and 04.30. Bodies of 9 persons who died during the operations and were not identified [...] Read more ›

30 March 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

30 March 2016 Daily Human Rights Report (03/204) Curfew in Sur… After the completion of the military operations in Sur district of Diyarbakır, the curfew reached its 112th day as of 30 March 2016. Furkan Erkaplan whose body was kept in Malatya Forensic Institute was identified by his family on 29 March 2016. 13 persons who died during operations in [...] Read more ›