26 August 2021 HRFT Documentation Center Daily Human Rights Report

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

26 August 2021 Daily Human Rights Report

(08/217) Operations and Attacks…

It is learned from the news coverage of August 25, 2021 that, 4 militants died in clashes between Turkish Armed Forces units and HPG militants in Avaşin area of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government on June 6 and 21, 2021.

(08/218) Meeting Request with Abdullah Öcalan Not Responded…

It is learned that the appeal made on August 25, 2021 to chief public prosecutor’s office in Bursa by PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan’s lawyers in order to visit their client was not responded.

(08/219) Investigation Against Journalist…

It is learned that Nusaybin Public Prosecutor’s Office initiated an investigation against Mezopotamya News Agency reporter Ahmet Kanbal on the charge of “turning a counterterrorism official into a target” in a news report he made. It is learned that Ahmet Kanbal made his official statement through the investigation at Mardin Provincial Directorate of Security on August 25, 2021.

(08/220) Detained Person in Urfa…

On August 25, 2021, a 73-year-old cancer patient Saadet Özen is detained during a road check in Birecik district of Urfa, for she has not paid the penalty fine that was imposed on her earlier. Saadet Özen is taken to the prison first, and is released after the penalty fine was paid on the same day.

(08/221) Ban of Access to Web Contents…

It is learned that website of Jinnews news agency is banned to access on the grounds of “protection of national security and public order” by Diyarbakır Penal Court of Peace No 4 on August 25, 2021.

It is learned that website of Etkin news agency is banned to access on the grounds of “protection of national security and public order” by Diyarbakır Penal Court of Peace No 4 on August 25, 2021.

(08/222) Detentions and Arrests in Alleged Link to Coup Attempt…

On August 25, 2021, 11 people are detained in Edirne in an alleged attempt to illegally flee to Greece.

(08/223) Covid-19 Pandemic…

The Ministry of Health declared that 217 people died due to Covid-19 pandemic and the daily number of Covid-19 cases is 19,970 as of August 25, 2021.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Turkey increased to 55,212 and total number of confirmed ill patients is 6,273,681 as of August 25, 2021.

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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.