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FACT SHEET on DECLARED CURFEWS in TURKEY BETWEEN  11 DECEMBER 2015 – 8 JANUARY 2016

FACT SHEET on DECLARED CURFEWS in TURKEY BETWEEN 11 DECEMBER 2015 – 8 JANUARY 2016

FACT SHEET on DECLARED CURFEWS BETWEEN 11 DECEMBER 2015 – 8 JANUARY 2016 and VIOLATIONS of RIGHT TO LIFE AGAINST CIVILIANS ACCORDING to the DATA of HRFT DOCUMENTATION CENTER 09.01.2016                          You can download the pdf version of this fact sheet here. You can download the detailed table of […]

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Urgent Call from Turkey’s Human Rights Organizations to the International Community

Urgent Call from Turkey’s Human Rights Organizations to the International Community

6 January 2015 With the interruption of the peace talks, the government of Turkey started, in mid-August, to implement a security policy that unlawfully restricts fundamental rights and freedoms in those cities and towns largely populated by Kurds. Since August 2015, long-term and consecutive curfews have been declared in the provinces of, and the towns attached to Şırnak, Mardin, Diyarbakır, […]

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FACT SHEET on Declared Curfews Between 11-25 December and Violations of Right to Life Against Civilians

FACT SHEET on Declared Curfews Between 11-25 December and Violations of Right to Life Against Civilians

FACT SHEET on DECLARED CURFEWS BETWEEN 11-25 DECEMBER 2015 and VIOLATIONS of RIGHT TO LIFE AGAINST CIVILIANS  ACCORDING to the DATA of HRFT DOCUMENTATION CENTER (Deatiled table is revised on 31 December 2015) 26.12.2015   Since 16 August 2015, there has been 56 officially confirmed, open-ended and round-the-clock curfews in 17 districts of 7 cities (primarily Diyarbakır, Şırnak, Mardin and […]

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Curfews in Turkey Between 16 August 2015 – 12 December 2015

Curfews in Turkey Between 16 August 2015 – 12 December 2015

NOTE on DECLARED CURFEWS in TURKEY BETWEEN 16 AUGUST 2015 – 12 DECEMBER 2015 ACCORDING to the DATA of HRFT DOCUMENTATION CENTER   Since August 16, there has been 52 open-ended and round-the-clock curfews in 17 provinces of 7 cities that approximately 1,299,061 people resides (2014 population census), according to the data that we could confirm as HRFT Documentation Center. […]

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Condemn and Call For Reevaluation the Membership Status of Celal Şengör to NAS, NAE & NAM

Condemn and Call For Reevaluation the Membership Status of Celal Şengör to NAS, NAE & NAM

Academicians started a petition against Proff.Celal Şengör with the title “No Support for Torture at NAS”. To reach the petition: http://www.nosupportfortortureatnas.org/ “Dear members of the Committee on Human Rights of the NAS, NAE, and NAM, We are writing to bring to your attention the deplorable remarks made recently by Celal Sengor, a Turkish geologist and a foreign member to the National […]

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Statement of Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, on Curfews in Turkey

Statement of Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, on Curfews in Turkey

18 November 2015 I have been informed that the round-the-clock curfew declared in three neighbourhoods of ‪#‎Silvan‬ (‪#‎Turkey‬) on 2 November in the framework of anti-terror operations was lifted on 14 November, after 12 days. According to information provided by the Turkish authorities on my request, four curfews had already been declared in Silvan prior to this since August 2015, […]

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EuroMed Rights, FIDH, Human Rights Association (İHD), Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) and Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly strongly condemn escalating violence and serious human rights violations in Turkey

EuroMed Rights, FIDH, Human Rights Association (İHD), Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) and Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly strongly condemn escalating violence and serious human rights violations in Turkey

Public Statement 21.09.2015                 Paris-Ankara-İstanbul (21 September 2015) – EuroMed Rights, FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights), the Human Rights Association (İHD), the Human Rights Foundation of                   Turkey (HRFT) and the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly call on the Turkish government to immediately halt the violence and ensure that any security measure complies fully with […]

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Violation of Right to live cases in Cizre since the curfew declared on 4th of September

Violation of Right to live cases in Cizre since the curfew declared on 4th of September

11.09.2015   Violation of Right to live cases in Cizre since the curfew declared on 4th of September according to the data from Daily Human Rights Reports of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT)  (4 Sep. – 10 Sep. 2015)   Sait Çağdavul (19) was killed on 4 September 2015 when the police threw a bomb in Nur quarter. Mehmet […]

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Observation Report by TTB ‐ SES ‐ TİHV ‐ TPD delegations to Nusaybin, Cizre, Silopi, Van, Bitlis and Tatvan

Observation Report by TTB ‐ SES ‐ TİHV ‐ TPD delegations to Nusaybin, Cizre, Silopi, Van, Bitlis and Tatvan

15.08.2015 …We regret to state that recently there have been many cases and events stemming from the environment of armed conflict where there are threats and assaults to health workers and health facilities (including ambulances) and interventions to working environments including denial of professional independence.   In order to observe the state of people affected directly or indirectly by armed conflict, […]

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Force Feeding of the Prisoners on Hunger Strike Cannot Be Acceptable!

Force Feeding of the Prisoners on Hunger Strike Cannot Be Acceptable!

12 August 2015 In spite of the opposition of the Israel Medical Association (IMA), the amendment “Preventing Harm Caused by Hunger Strikes” recently adopted by the Israeli Parliament opened the way to have prisoners on hunger strike to be forcibly fed by physicians. We heard with deep concern that on August 10th Palestinian prisoner Lawyer Muhammed Allan for whom the Red Cross authorities announced […]

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