Category: HEADLINE

IRCT to Observe Second Hearing of President of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey

IRCT to Observe Second Hearing of President of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey

10 January 2017 On 11 January, the second hearing of Professor Sebnem Korur Fincanci, President of the Human Rights Foundation Turkey (an IRCT member) and a member of the Independent Forensic Expert Group (IFEG) will take place in Istanbul. IRCT Director for Governance and Policy, Miriam Reventlow, will join a delegation of human rights defenders to observe the hearing. The […]

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FIDH & OMCT:”Turkey: Arrest and Arbitrary Detention of Dr. Serdar Küni (HRFT) and Release of Mr. Ismail Akbulut (IHD)”

FIDH & OMCT:”Turkey: Arrest and Arbitrary Detention of Dr. Serdar Küni (HRFT) and Release of Mr. Ismail Akbulut (IHD)”

Friday, 4 November 2016 The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the arrest and arbitrary detention of Dr. Serdar Küni, Cizre Representative of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV) and former President of the Şırnak Chamber of Medicine and the release of Mr. Ismail Akbulut, President of Hakkâri Branch of Human Rights Association (İHD). The Observatory for […]

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Call of Action for HRFT Cizre Representative MD.Serdar Küni!

Call of Action for HRFT Cizre Representative MD.Serdar Küni!

With this Call of Action, HRFT calls all its friends and colleagues to take action for MD. Serdar Küni, HRFT Cizre Center Representative, who was arrested on October 19, 2016, with groundless allegations concerning his professional practices.Confinement of MD. Küni, who has been all through his life guided only by good medical practice, should be immediately ended!  28.10.2016 Dear friends, […]

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Values and Implementation of Good Medical Practice Cannot Be Prosecuted!

Values and Implementation of Good Medical Practice Cannot Be Prosecuted!

21.10.2016 Confinement of MD. Serdar Küni, former President of Şırnak Medical Association and HRFT Cizre Reference Center Representative, who has been, all through his life, guided only by good medical practice, should be immediately ended! Practicing medicine on the basis of the fundamental values of the profession is a very difficult task in the context of the armed conflicts that […]

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Solidarity Call For the First Hearing of Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı!

Solidarity Call For the First Hearing of Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı!

11.10.2016 Dear friends, The first hearing of the case concerning Prof. Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı (HRFT President), Erol Önderoğlu (Reporters Without Borders’ representative in Turkey), and Ahmet Nesin (JournalistWriter) will be held at the İstanbul Çağlayan 13th Heavy Penal Court on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 15PM. After being arrested on June 20, 2016, for their solidarity with the Ozgur […]

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Urgent Call on The Dismissal of Academics for Peace, including Member of the HRFT Directors Board Prof. Dr. Ümit Biçer, From Their Posts at the Universities

Urgent Call on The Dismissal of Academics for Peace, including Member of the HRFT Directors Board Prof. Dr. Ümit Biçer, From Their Posts at the Universities

                                                04.09.2016   Urgent call: The dismissal of Academics for Peace, including Prof. Dr. Ümit Biçer, Member of the HRFT Directors Board, from their posts at the universities, is completely unacceptable and should be immediately revoked! Dear Madame/Sir, Upon the declaration of the State of Emergency, we have urged, “we cannot cope with the current extraordinary conditions by the […]

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Curfews Between August 16, 2015 – August 16, 2016 and Civilians Who Lost Their Lives

Curfews Between August 16, 2015 – August 16, 2016 and Civilians Who Lost Their Lives

21.08.2016 Curfews are implemented in southeastern Turkey since the collapse of resolution process in July 2015, yet their unlawfulness is even declared by the Venice Commission on their official Opinion on the legal framework of governing curfews.[1] The yearlong in-between August 16, 2015 and August 16, 2016 there has been at least 111 officially confirmed, open-ended and round-the-clock [all daylong] […]

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Closure of Özgür Gündem Daily is Unlawful!

Closure of Özgür Gündem Daily is Unlawful!

August 17, 2016 WE CONDEMN THE CLOSURE OF THE DAILY AND THE RAID OF ITS HEADQUARTER Ozgur Gundem Daily was shut down on August 16, 2016 by the decision of Istanbul 8th Criminal Court of Peace, on completely arbitrary grounds lacking any lawful basis. Before the disclosure of this unlawful decision to the Daily, Ozgur Gundem’s headquarter located in Istanbul […]

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PHR Report on Southeastern Turkey: Health Care Under Siege

PHR Report on Southeastern Turkey: Health Care Under Siege

Crackdown in county’s restive southeast a grave foreshadowing of Turkey’s strong-arm tactics New York, NY – 09/08/2016 Over the past year, Turkish security forces have deliberately and unlawfully imposed a virtual state of emergency across the country’s southeast, according to a new report from Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). That state of emergency led to hundreds of civilian deaths and […]

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Statement on the “Physician’s Positions Against Human Rights Violations”

Statement on the “Physician’s Positions Against Human Rights Violations”

August 9, 2016 Plotters of the failed coup attempt of 15 July 2016 committed a crime against humanity. Thousands of civilians and army members are arrested within the scope of investigations aiming to reveal the responsibles of the coup attempt. In this process, the Turkish Medical Association declared its stance against military coups, by stressing that “the coup plotters should […]

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