Category: HEADLINE

To Press and Public Opinion; Torture is Absolutely Prohibited!

To Press and Public Opinion; Torture is Absolutely Prohibited!

July 19, 2016 To Press and Public Opinion Torture is absolutely prohibited! No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergence, may be invoked as a justification of torture.  As the two most prominent human rights institutions of Turkey, we once again underline our stance against military […]

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Death Penalty Can Not Be Brought Back!

Death Penalty Can Not Be Brought Back!

July 18, 2016 Following the coup attempt on July 15, bringing back the death penalty is put on agenda once again, with the discussions regarding the punishment of the coup plotters. Turkish penal laws and regulations contain ample clauses that define the punishments to be given to coup plotters. The revival of the discussions around death penalty by the President […]

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We are Against Any Kind of Coup d’état, Attempt to Stage Coup d’état, and Anti-democratic Practices and Defend Real Civil Democratic Life and Respect for Human Rights

We are Against Any Kind of Coup d’état, Attempt to Stage Coup d’état, and Anti-democratic Practices and Defend Real Civil Democratic Life and Respect for Human Rights

16 July 2016 On 15 July 2016, there was an attempt to stage coup d’état in Turkey. There is still danger of coup d’état. Many civilians, soldiers and police officers either lost their lives or were injured resulted from violence, clashes during this attempt. Since military vehicles, fighter jets were active in city centres particularly in civilian settlements, neighbourhoods, and […]

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These Releases are by Virtue of Great Efforts and Solidarity of All!

These Releases are by Virtue of Great Efforts and Solidarity of All!

30.06.2016 We are happy to inform you that 13th High Criminal Court has just issued interlocutory decision of release for Şebnem Korur Fincancı (President of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, HRFT) and Erol Önderoğlu (Turkey Representative of Reporters without Borders), who were arrested together with Ahmet Nesin (Journalist) on 20 June 2016 on charges of “making terror propaganda” through content and visual of […]

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Venice Commission Published its Opinion on the Legal Framework Governing Curfews in Turkey

Venice Commission Published its Opinion on the Legal Framework Governing Curfews in Turkey

30.06.2016 EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW (VENICE COMMISSION) published its opinion on the legal framework governing curfews in Turkey since August 2015 and declared it as: “96. Despite the seriousness of the situation they were facing, the Turkish authorities chose not to declare a state of emergency to engage in the security operations they considered necessary in the areas concerned, whereas […]

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Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Her Work Through Life

Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Her Work Through Life

You can also download the CV of Şebnem Korur Fincancı.

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Joint NGOs Statement Following the Arrest of the President of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey

Joint NGOs Statement Following the Arrest of the President of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey

The undersigned organizations, members of the Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN), express their deep concern about the recent arrest of the President of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), Ms. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, together with MM. Erol Önderoğlu (journalist and Turkey representative of Reporters Without Borders) and Ahmet Nesin (journalist and writer). According to the HRFT and media […]

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Call from Norwegian Medical Association with Solidarity!

Call from Norwegian Medical Association with Solidarity!

Letter from Norwegian Medical Association for immediate and unconditional release of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin! You can also download the letter in pdf.

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Letter to Consulate General in Jerusalem Against the Arrest of  Şebnem Korur Fincanci, Ahmet Nesin and Erol Önderoğlu!

Letter to Consulate General in Jerusalem Against the Arrest of Şebnem Korur Fincanci, Ahmet Nesin and Erol Önderoğlu!

A joint letter by five Human Rights Organizations in Palestine and Israel that are struggling against torture and other ill-treatment is sent to Consulate General in Jerusalem against the arrest of our President Prof.Şebnem Korur Fincancı and journalists Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin. You can download the letter as pdf. 22 June 2016 Mr. Mustafa Sarnıç Consul General Turkish Consulate General in […]

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Statement from Independent Forensic Expert Group Calling for the Release of Dr.Şebnem Korur Fincanci, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin

Statement from Independent Forensic Expert Group Calling for the Release of Dr.Şebnem Korur Fincanci, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin

23-06-2016 The Independent Forensic Expert Group, which is supported by the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, calls upon the Turkish Government to secure the immediate release of our colleague and friend Dr Şebnem Korur Fincancı (President of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, HRFT) and her companions Erol Önderoğlu (Turkey Representative of Reporters without Borders) and Ahmet Nesin (Journalist) who […]

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