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Yesterday morning, police arrested eight human rights defenders and two trainers who were attending a workshop in Istanbul. For over 24 hours, they weren’t allowed to contact their families or see a lawyer – and no one even knew where they were

Six of the human rights defenders who were detained on July 5, 2017. Images shared widely on Twitter under the hashtag #İnsanHaklarıSavunucularınaDokunma.

G20 leaders must demand that President Erdoğan release the Istanbul 10

In July 1998, Amnesty International wrote to the Turkish government demanding the release of the then-mayor of Istanbul, who had been jailed after …

An attempted coup on 15 July 2016 prompted a massive government crackdown on civil servants and civil society. Those accused of links to the Fethullah Gülen movement were the main target. Over 40,000 people were remanded in pre-trial detention

amnesty.org – Jul 6, 2:32 AM

Responding to the news that Idil Eser, Director of Amnesty International Turkey, was detained on Wednesday along with seven other human rights defenders and two trainers during a digital security and information management workshop in

 

Washington Post – Jul 7

Eric S. Edelman is a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey and a senior adviser at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Merve Tahiroglu is a research associate at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Rumors are swirling in Washington about a

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