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Amnesty International names 7 jailed Gezi defendants ‘prisoners of conscience’

Amnesty International has named businessman and rights defender Osman Kavala and six other jailed Gezi defendants “prisoners of conscience,” after a high-level delegation led...

Watchdogs call on Turkish authorities to drop all charges against Human Rights Association co-chair

Human rights watchdogs on Monday called on Turkish authorities to ensure that all charges against Öztürk Türkdoğan, co-chair of Turkey’s oldest human rights group,...

Amnesty urges CoE to launch infringement proceedings against Turkey

Amnesty International on Friday called on member states of the Council of Europe (CoE) to institute infringement proceedings against Turkey for failing to implement a...

Turkey continued to punish dissent in 2020: Amnesty annual report

Turkey continued to apply broadly defined anti-terrorism laws to punish acts protected under international human rights law in 2020, disregarding fair trial guarantees and...

Amnesty slams Turkey’s human rights violations under pretext of pandemic measures

Amnesty International has criticized Turkey for the authorities’ use of punitive and coercive measures in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, which have resulted...

Court convicts former Amnesty Turkey leaders on terror charges: report

Amnesty International Turkey said two of its former leaders were convicted on terrorism charges by an İstanbul court on Friday in a case reflecting...

Amnesty asks Merkel to work for release of Kavala, other activists during Turkey visit

Amnesty International has called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will travel to Turkey this week, to take action for the release of jailed businessman and...

Amnesty poll shows 82 percent of Turks believe human rights are under attack

More than 82 percent of the Turkish public thinks that people’s rights and freedoms are being violated, according to a poll conducted by MetroPoll at the...

Int’l organizations shocked by Altan’s re-arrest, call for his release

Several international organizations have expressed outrage over the Tuesday re-arrest of well-known Turkish journalist and writer Ahmet Altan, 69, one week after his release from prison. Altan’s...

Charges against ODTÜ students attending LGBTI parade must be dropped, Amnesty says

Amnesty International has launched an urgent action campaign to urge Turkey’s justice minister to help in dropping criminal charges against Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) students...

Amnesty International reiterates call for jailed businessman’s immediate release

Amnesty International reiterated its call for jailed businessman Osman Kavala’s “immediate and unconditional” release as he marked 708 days behind bars in pre-trial detention. A third hearing...

AI invites activists to urge Turkish authorities to investigate missing men’s whereabouts

Amnesty International on Tuesday issued an urgent action document calling on human rights activists and concerned people to write letters urging Turkish authorities to investigate and...

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