Category: STATEMENTS

The Hearing for the Right Defenders will be Held Today

The Hearing for the Right Defenders will be Held Today

STATEMENT FOR THE PRESS AND THE PUBLIC The right to defend our rights is a fundamental right. We demand the release of rights defenders and revocation of the investigations and cases filed against them ! 24 October 2017 As we explained in detail in the file notes[1] announced to the public on 11 July, 14 August and 8 September 2017, […]

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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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Open Letter From Human Rights Organisations!

Open Letter From Human Rights Organisations!

OPEN LETTER   to the Bureau of the Turkish Grand National Assembly    From the Human Rights Organisations    13 October 2016   Distinguished Speaker, We write you this letter with reference to the statement of 1 October 2016 made by AK Party Deputy and Chairperson of TGNA Prisons Sub-Committee Mr Mehmet Metiner to Hülya Özmen Karabağlı the correspondent of […]

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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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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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26 July 2016 To the Press and Public Opinion THE DECREE DEVISED WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE EMERGENCY STATE LAW AND IGNORING HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF RULE OF LAW SHOULD BE URGENTLY REVOKED!   As the Human Rights Association (HRA) and the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), two organizations, driven by the motivations of reckoning with the […]

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Common Statement By HRFT and IHD About State of Emergency in Turkey

Common Statement By HRFT and IHD About State of Emergency in Turkey

July 21, 2016 To the Press and Public Opinion   No democratic links can be established between the TIMES of EMERGENCY we are living in today, and the “STATE of EMERGENCY LAW” dated October 27, 1983 which was enacted by the Bulend Ulusu Government during the military coup of 12 September, with aim at consolidating the junta rule of that […]

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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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