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UN experts to Turkey: No carte blanche to ignore all human rights obligations

UN experts to Turkey: No carte blanche to ignore all human rights obligations

A group of U.N. human rights experts have urged Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government to uphold its obligations under international human rights law, even under the current state of emergency following last month’s thwarted attempted coup

Comment(s)8/19/2016

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

Comment(s)7/22/2016

National police department says passports of journalists canceled as ‘preventive measure’

National police department says passports of journalists canceled as ‘preventive measure’

The passports of a number of journalists were canceled upon the July 15 failed coup attempt as “a preventive measure,” officials from the National Police Department have reportedly told a member of parliament

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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

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Gay Syrian man mutilated, beheaded in Istanbul: Association

Gay Syrian man mutilated, beheaded in Istanbul: Association

The body of a gay Syrian refugee was found mutilated and beheaded two days after he disappeared in central Istanbul, a local rights group has said

Comment(s)8/4/2016

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

Comment(s)7/15/2016

Daily Hürriyet reporter detained over failed coup probe

Daily Hürriyet reporter detained over failed coup probe

Daily Hürriyet reporter Arda Akın was among the journalists detained on July 28 as part of the nationwide probe following Turkey’s failed military coup attempt of July 15

Comment(s)7/28/2016

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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