17 March 2023 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center[1][2][3][4][5]

17 March 2023 Daily Human Rights Report

(03/155) Flood in Adıyaman and Urfa…

As a result of the floods that occurred on March 15, 2023, it was learned that 17 people, 2 in Adıyaman and 15 in Urfa, lost their lives.

(03/156) Earthquakes in Antep and Maraş…

The Minister of Family and Social Services made a statement on March 16, 2023 and declared that a total of 1,915 unaccompanied children were registered in the system, 1,703 of them were identified and given to their families, 123 children were in the hospital, 87 children were in the institutions of the ministry, and 43 children could not be identified.

It is learned from the news coverage that, the number of contractors who were arrested for their responsibility in the buildings collapsed in Antep and Maraş earthquakes is 286 as of March 17, 2023.

(03/157) Journalist Detained in Mersin…

Yeni Yaşam newspaper employee Hamdullah Beyhan is detained in Mersin on March 17, 2023 on the ground of an arrest warrant about him.  It is learned that Hamdullah Beyhan will be taken to Ankara.

(03/158) Journalists Detained in Urfa…

Two journalist, one reporter of Jinnews reporter Gülistan Dursun is detained on March 17, 2023 in Urfa while covering the justice watch held by Şenyaşar family.

(03/159) Journalist Detained in İstanbul…

Bianet Kurdî editor Aren Yıldırım who was detained in Istanbul on March 15, 2023 is released on March 17, 2023 after statement procedures at the prosecutor’s office.

(03/160) Ban of Access to Web Contents…

It is learned that the news reports about former Informatics Head Department of AFAD published on website is banned to access on the grounds of violation of personal rights by Ankara Batı Penal Court of Peace No. 2 on March 14, 2023.

It is learned that an article of journalist Barış Terkoğlu about a person who introduces himself as a MİT member and uses fake judge and prosecutor IDs and who is a nominee for MP at AKP and published on website is banned to access on the grounds of violation of personal rights by Ankara Penal Court of Peace No. 7 on March 16, 2023.

It is learned that the news about a judge published on,, websites are banned to access and ruled to be deleted  on the grounds of violation of personal rights by Ankara Penal Court of Peace No. 7 on March 16, 2023.

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[5] Daily Human Rights Reports are prepared on the information gathered by the Documentation Center from its own network and the following dailies and internet portals: Vatan, Milliyet, Hürriyet, Habertürk, Evrensel, Birgün, Cumhuriyet, Fırat Haber Ajansı, Jinnews, ETHA, Mezopotamya Ajansı, Yurt, Yeni Yaşam, NTV, Yeni Asya, Bianet,, Cnnturk, Tr724, İleri Haber, Siyasi Haber, Alınteri, Kızılbayrak,, Yüksekova Haber, T24, Diken, Gazete Karınca, Gazete Duvar. Haber Sol, El Cezire, BBC, Deutsche Welle, Reuters, AFP.