Category: NOTES and SPECIAL REPORTS

Curfews in Turkey Between the Dates 16 August 2015 – 1 October 2018

Curfews in Turkey Between the Dates 16 August 2015 – 1 October 2018

  01.10.2018 According to the information gathered by the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center, between 16 August 2015 and 1 October 2018, there has been at least 332 officially confirmed round-the-clock [all daylong] and/or open-ended curfews in 11 cities and at least 50 districts of Turkey. The relevant cities and districts that curfews implemented are as follow: DİYARBAKIR […]

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Curfews in Turkey Between the Dates 16 August 2015 – 1 June 2018

Curfews in Turkey Between the Dates 16 August 2015 – 1 June 2018

01.06.2018 According to the information gathered by the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center, between 16 August 2015 and 1 June 2018, there has been at least 314 officially confirmed round-the-clock [all daylong] and/or open-ended curfews in 11 cities and at least 49 districts of Turkey. The relevant cities and districts that curfews implemented are as follow: DİYARBAKIR (178 […]

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Curfews in Turkey Between the Dates 16 August 2015 – 1 January 2018

Curfews in Turkey Between the Dates 16 August 2015 – 1 January 2018

04.01.2018 According to the information gathered by the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center, between 16 August 2015 and 1 January 2018, there has been at least 289 officially confirmed round-the-clock [all daylong] and/or open-ended curfews in 11 cities and at least 49 districts of Turkey. The relevant cities and districts that curfews implemented are as follow: DİYARBAKIR (159 [...] Read more ›
Curfews in Turkey Between the Dates 16 August 2015 – 1 November 2017

Curfews in Turkey Between the Dates 16 August 2015 – 1 November 2017

01.11.2017 According to the information gathered by the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center, between 16 August 2015 and 1 November 2017, there has been at least 268 officially confirmed round-the-clock [all daylong] and/or open-ended curfews in 11 cities and at least 47 districts of Turkey. The relevant cities and districts that curfews implemented are as follow: DİYARBAKIR (145 […]

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79 Day Curfew Cizre Field Report

79 Day Curfew Cizre Field Report

In accordance with Provincial Administration Law no 5442 Article 11/C, a curfew had been declared in Cizre district by the governor of Şırnak on 4 September 2015 at 20.00. The first curfew lasted until 12 September 2015. The second curfew was on 13-14 September 2015, the third curfew on 14-15 November 2015. The longest and continuous curfew was implemented between […]

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Curfews in Turkey within the Last 2 Years Since 16 August 2015

Curfews in Turkey within the Last 2 Years Since 16 August 2015

August 17, 2017   In 2015, the conflicts in Turkey have begun right after the General Elections on June 7, 2015 also due to the effect of the developments in Middle East, along with the reason that a democratic and peaceful solution on Kurdish issue was not able to be implemented as a holistic programme. Within this period, the first […]

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Curfews in Turkey Between the Dates 16 August 2015 – 1 June 2017

Curfews in Turkey Between the Dates 16 August 2015 – 1 June 2017

1 June 2017 According to the information gathered by the HRFT Documentation Centre, between 16 August 2015 and 1 June 2017, there has been at least 218 officially confirmed round-the-clock [all daylong] and open-ended curfews in 10 cities and at least 43 districts of Turkey. These cities are as follows: DİYARBAKIR (127 times), MARDİN (32 times), HAKKÂRİ (20 times), ŞIRNAK […]

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Curfews in Turkey Between 16 August 2015 and 1 April 2017

Curfews in Turkey Between 16 August 2015 and 1 April 2017

3 April 2017 According to the information gathered by the HRFT Documentation Centre, between 16 August 2015 and 1 April 2017, there has been at least 189 officially confirmed round-the-clock [all daylong] and open-ended curfews in 10 cities and at least 41 districts of Turkey. These cities are as follows: DİYARBAKIR (110 times), MARDİN (28 times), HAKKÂRİ (19 times), ŞIRNAK […]

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Information Note on the Second Hearing of the Trial of Prof.Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin

Information Note on the Second Hearing of the Trial of Prof.Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin

January 12th, 2017 Dear friends and colleagues, As you know, Prof. Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı (HRFT President and a member of the Independent Forensic Expert Group), Erol Önderoğlu (Reporters Without Borders’ representative in Turkey), and Ahmet Nesin (Journalist-Writer) have been tried for serving as the editors-in-chief-on-watch for one day, in the scope of a campaign of solidarity with the Özgür […]

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Venice Commission’s Opinion on Emergency Decree Laws N°s667-676 Adopted Following the Failed Coup of 15 July 2016

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 decree laws, with Council of Europe standards. So far, twelve […]

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