21 March 2017 Dear friends and colleagues, Arrested on June 20, 2016 for defending freedom of press and expression in solidarity with Ozgur Gundem Daily, Prof. Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı (HRFT President), Erol Önderoğlu (Reporters without Borders Turkey Representative), and Ahmet Nesin (Journalist-Writer) had been released ten days after their arrest. The third ...Read More »
New York, NY – 03/17/2017 A court in the southeastern Turkish city of Şırnak has ordered the continued arbitrary detention of Dr. Serdar Küni, a member of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and former president of the Şırnak medical chamber, this week extending his five-month confinement by at least ...Read More »
17 March 2017 Early this week, War Resisters’ International joined a group of international organisations to observe the hearing of Serdar Küni, a doctor and veteran human rights defender in Şırnak, Turkey. Dr. Küni has been kept in custody since October 2016, accused of being a member of the Kurdistan ...Read More »
15 March 2017 Good Medical Practice Cannot be Prosecuted! The first hearing of the case concerning Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Cizre Representative and former president of the Şırnak Medical Chamber Serdar Küni MD., who was detained for almost 5 months, was held on March 13th, 2017, at the Şırnak ...Read More »
URGENT CALL FOR ACTION: Chairperson of Human Rights Association (İHD) Diyarbakır Branch and Vice-Chairperson of İHD Headquarters M.Raci Bilici Must Immediately be Released!
15 March 2017 Chairperson of Human Rights Association (İHD) Diyarbakır Branch and Vice-Chairperson of İHD Headquarters M.Raci Bilici has been arrested this morning (March 15,2017) and still in custody at Diyarbakır Anti-Terror Branch. By this operation, along with Raci Bilici, 11 old and new representatives of the NGOs in Diyarbakır ...Read More »
IRCT Calls for Immediate Release of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Representative Dr. Serdar Küni
13 March 2017 Today, in Sirnak, Turkey, Dr Serdar Kuni will stand trial accused of providing medical treatment to alleged members of Kurdish armed groups. This is a direct violation of Turkey’s international legal obligations to protection of health professionals in order to allow them to fulfil their duties to ...Read More »
Call For the Internationally Participated Forum on Good Medical Practice and the Trial of MD.Serdar Küni!
March, 7, 2017 The first hearing of the case concerning former President of Şırnak Medical Association and HRFT Cizre Reference Center Representative MD.Serdar Küni, who is “detained” now for approximately 5 months, will be held at the Şırnak 2nd Heavy Penal Court on Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 1.45 pm. ...Read More »
PHR continues to call for end to persecution of Fincancı, all human rights defenders in Turkey. 11 January 2017 A criminal court in Istanbul today again postponed the trial of prominent human rights defender Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and a longtime friend ...Read More »
Venice Commission’s Opinion on Emergency Decree Laws N°s667-676 Adopted Following the Failed Coup of 15 July 2016
12.Dec.2016 I. Introduction By letter of 27 September 2016, the Chair of the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) requested the opinion of the Venice Commission on the overall compatibility of the implementation of the state of emergency in Turkey, in particular all subsequent ...Read More »
CE Commissioner for Human Rights:”Counter-terrorism Operations in the South East of Turkey Caused Widespread Human Rights Violations”
2.Dec.2016 “Numerous human rights of a very large civilian population in South-Eastern Turkey have been violated as a result of curfews imposed and anti-terrorism operations conducted there since August 2015. I call on Turkey to stop using curfews in such a manner, investigate all allegations of human rights violations by ...Read More »