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State of emergency in Turkey must not rollback human rights: Amnesty International

State of emergency in Turkey must not rollback human rights: Amnesty International

The three-month-long state of emergency which was declared in Turkey after the failed coup attempt should not stir a “rollback in human rights” and in protection against “arbitrary detention and torture,” Amnesty International’s Turkey researcher said

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Turkey blocking probes in southeast, says Human Rights Watch

Turkey blocking probes in southeast, says Human Rights Watch

The Turkish government is blocking access for independent investigations into alleged abuses against civilians across southeast Turkey, Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated on July 11

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Dündar honored with CPJ’s int’l press freedom award

Dündar honored with CPJ’s int’l press freedom award

Daily Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Can Dündar had been honored with the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists’ (CPJ) 2016 International Press Freedom Award, along with three other journalists from Egypt, India and El Salvador, the organization has announced

Comment(s)7/19/2016

‘Urban regeneration’ leaves citizens homeless, says CHP deputy

‘Urban regeneration’ leaves citizens homeless, says CHP deputy

A senior member of Turkey’s main opposition party has questioned the prime minister over the consequences of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government’s ongoing “urban regeneration” process

Comment(s)7/9/2016

UN women’s rights committee reviews status of women in Turkey

UN women’s rights committee reviews status of women in Turkey

Turkey’s performance in implementing the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was reviewed by a United Nations committee on July 13

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3,000 abusers, rapists avoid jail time by marrying their victims in Turkey: Appeals court

3,000 abusers, rapists avoid jail time by marrying their victims in Turkey: Appeals court

The testimony of a Turkish Supreme Court of Appeals representative has revealed the sad truth about the practice of victims of sexual abuse being married to their assaulters

Comment(s)7/8/2016

UN rights boss urges Turkey to uphold rule of law, allow monitors

UN rights boss urges Turkey to uphold rule of law, allow monitors

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on July 19 called on Turkish authorities to respond to the attempted coup by reinforcing the protection of human rights and by strengthening democratic institutions and checks and balances

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U.S. urges Turkey to step up fight against human trafficking

U.S. urges Turkey to step up fight against human trafficking

The United States Department of State has released its 2016 report on Trafficking in Persons (TIP), where it classified Turkey as a country making significant efforts in the fight against smuggling, urging Ankara to step up measures

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