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Maximum Duration of Detention Under State of Emergency Law in Turkey

Maximum Duration of Detention Under State of Emergency Law in Turkey

28 July 2016 In Turkey’s recent past, the partial application of the martial law began on November 1978; became permanent with the military coup of 12 September 1980; and lasted until July 19, 1987. As of 1984, application of martial law began to be terminated, yet in some cities it transformed into state of emergency law.  From this date onwards, […]

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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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16-22 July 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

16-22 July 2016 Daily Human Rights Report (07/036) Coup Attempt in Turkey… A junta in the military allegedly related to Gülenist Movement attempted a coup d’état on 15 July 2016 in Turkey The attempt started by closing both bridges on the Bosporus in İstanbul and low approach of war planes in Ankara. The clashes continued the whole night and the [...] Read more ›
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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IRCT: “IRCT Member in Turkey Warns of Torture in the Aftermath of Failed Coup”

IRCT: “IRCT Member in Turkey Warns of Torture in the Aftermath of Failed Coup”

21-07-2016   IRCT member in Turkey Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) has released a statement following Friday night’s failed coup d’état in Turkey, expressing its deep concern about the mass arrest of thousands of soldiers and civilians as well as allegations of torture and ill-treatment of detainees. Images have recently surfaced, showing dozens of detainees huddled together naked and […]

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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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1-11 July 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

1-11 July 2016 Daily Human Rights Report (07/001) Persons Killed during Curfews… The body of a male was found on 10 July 2016 in Yeni Mahalle quarter of İdil district in Şırnak where the military operations were completed on 31 March 2016. According to the news appeared in the press on 6 July 2016, bodies of 2 males and 1 [...] Read more ›
Venice Commission Published its Opinion on the Legal Framework Governing Curfews in Turkey

Venice Commission Published its Opinion on the Legal Framework Governing Curfews in Turkey

30.06.2016 EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW (VENICE COMMISSION) published its opinion on the legal framework governing curfews in Turkey since August 2015 and declared it as: “96. Despite the seriousness of the situation they were facing, the Turkish authorities chose not to declare a state of emergency to engage in the security operations they considered necessary in the areas concerned, whereas […]

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