Category: STATEMENTS

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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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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Statement from HRFT for Releasement of HRFT President Prof.Şebnem Korur Fincancı

Statement from HRFT for Releasement of HRFT President Prof.Şebnem Korur Fincancı

  21 June 2016 Press Release Today, we are gathering together in order to talk about and discuss the ways of building solidarity networks both within the country and also internationally, in regards to the arrests of these three valuable persons, namely; Erol Önderoğlu, Ahmet Nesin and Şebnem Korur Fincancı, who were referred to judicatory for arrest after giving their […]

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