Former ECHR judge says “Long-term military curfews a human rights violation”

Turkish police have seized over 1,200 unsafe life jackets destined for use by migrants trying to reach Greece by sea, in a raid on an underground workshop that used Syrian underage labor

Turkey: Defective Life Jackets Seized at Workshop

The Turkish authorities seized more than 1,200 jackets that would have been sold to migrants and that were made of material that did not float.
Long-term military curfews constitute a violation of the European Convention of Human Rights, former European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judge Rıza Türmen has told daily Radikal, amid continued curfews in a number of towns in southeastern Turkey
The body of Levon Ekmekjian, a member of the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA) who was executed in Turkey in 1983, has been taken to France following an appeal from his family
The Turkish army has expressed concerns to the United States’ top military figure over Syrian Kurdish groups’ attempts to create a “Kurdish corridor” in northern Syria and change the demographic structure of the region to the advantage of Kurds
Turkey should wıthdraw any military forces in Iraq that are “not authorized by the Iraqi government,” U.S. President Barack Obama has told Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, according to the White House
Ankara has spent more than $8.5 billion on feeding and housing Syrian refugees since the start of the war, but has yet to introduce a policy to allow them to work legally

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