Write Letter for “Enforced Dissappearances” !

'Solidarity with OTHERS ' organises a campaing for the ' Enforced Dissappearances'. You can send letters for 25 people those abruptly disappeared. Those people are mostly individuals with apparent links to the Gülen movement, a faith-based group targeted by the government. There are some addresses and sample letters in the link.   https://twitter.com/OthersInfo/status/1299370855693275136?s=20 You can find..
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Song Contest by AST

SONG CONTEST — TERMS AND GUIDELINES COMPETITION ORGANIZER: Advocates of Silenced Turkey, USA INTRODUCTION A contest with the title “SONGS SUNG FOR THE OPPRESSED” will be organized and promoted by AST (Advocates of Silenced Turkey). The contest will be held according to the application terms and conditions listed in this document. OBJECTIVESa) To raise awareness of..

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Impunity: An Unchanging Rule in Turkey

“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place..

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The Judiciary in Turkey

In recent years, Turkey has experienced a massive deterioration in the independence and impartiality of both the judiciary and the adherence to the rule of law. This decline began in 2014, when the Union in Judiciary Platform1, a group endorsed by the Turkish Government, won the election for the Turkish Council of Judges and Prosecutors…

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BORN AND RAISED IN PRISON: TURKEY’S CAPTIVE CHILDREN

International human rights standards are increasingly understood to require special and improved care for women prisoners with children. Pregnant women, women in the post-partum phase of childbirth, and crucially, newborns, require access to intensive and routine medical services and highest attainable prison standards. Imprisoned women with children face distinct challenges that other prisoners may not..

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TURKEY 2019 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

Turkey is a constitutional republic with an executive presidential system and a 600- seat parliament. The unicameral parliament (the Grand National Assembly) exercises legislative authority. In presidential and parliamentary elections in 2018, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) observers expressed concern regarding restrictions on media reporting and the campaign environment that restricted the..

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