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Report sheds light on Turkey’s politically motivated extradition requests amid erosion of the rule of law

A report drafted by the non-profit London Advocacy (LA), an independent consultancy firm, has revealed how the Turkish government uses extradition requests against political...

US says will promote rule of law in Turkey

The United States vowed Monday to keep promoting human rights in Turkey, while also calling for cooperation, after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threatened to...

Rights groups call on EU to strengthen commitment to improvement of fundamental rights and rule of law in Turkey

Improvement in fundamental rights and the rule of law should be at the heart of EU-Turkey relations, said 16 human rights and freedom of...

ECtHR rulings are binding, Turkey’s top court tells lower court

Turkey’s Constitutional Court ordered a retrial due to violation of the defendants’ rights in a case in which the Diyarbakır 6th High Criminal court...

Kavala’s ongoing detention runs against Turkey’s commitment to rule of law: EU

The decision last Friday of an İstanbul court to continue the imprisonment of philanthropist and human rights activist Osman Kavala on charges related to a failed...

Removal of Kurdish mayors from office violates rule of law, İstanbul mayor says

İstanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu on Wednesday criticized the removal of elected Kurdish mayors through the appointment of trustees as a violation of the rule of law and...

CoE says Turkey not allowing elected mayors to take office undermines rule of law

Secretary-General of the Council of Europe (CoE) Thorbjørn Jagland has written a letter to the head of Turkey’s election authority telling him that prevention of democratically...

Germany considers deporting leader of banned Osmanen Germania

A German intelligence official in the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg has called for the deportation of the leader of a controversial Turkish gang, known...

PACE calls on Moldova to restore rule of law after abduction of 7 Turkish teachers

Twenty-two members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) have signed a statement calling on the Moldovan government to restore the...

Turkey’s 2-year-long state of emergency ends, to be replaced by new anti-terror laws

A two-year-long state of emergency in Turkey came to an end on Wednesday amid the introduction of a bill proposing new anti-terror laws by...

EU says deportation of 6 Turkish nationals from Kosovo against bloc’s key principles

Maja Kocijancic, an EU spokesperson, has slammed the March 29 arrest and deportation of six Turkish nationals from Kosovo due to their links to...

CoE’s Jagland criticizes Turkish gov’t over human rights violations

Council of Europe (CoE) Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland criticized the Turkish government’s human rights violations under a state of emergency during a speech he delivered in...

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