OSCE report claims ‘”No’ campaigners intimidated ahead of Turkey’s referendum…

There are intimidation attempts against campaigners in the “no” camp ahead of Turkey’s upcoming referendum, according to a top official from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
Turkey received a record high fine from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in 2016, according to an annual report by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers.
Europe is no longer the center of democracy and human rights but it is one of Nazism and oppression, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, accusing European leaders of being surrounded by far-right politicians.

Foes on the Run as Erdogan Makes Power Personal

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rsf.org – Apr 5, 4:00 AM

At the proposal of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), members of the European Parliament have begun a campaign of support for imprisoned Turkish journalists. Green MEPs launched the campaign today by writing to Musa Kart, a cartoonist who has been

47,155 people arrested in Gülen probe since coup attempt: Interior minister

Turkey has arrested a total of 47,155 people accused of having links to the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ), widely believed to have been behind the July 2016 failed coup attempt, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said April 2
More than 500,000 Turkish citizens living abroad have gone to the polls in the first week of voting in Turkey’s constitutional referendum.
On April 16 the Turks will vote in a referendum on the introduction of a new presidential system. The opposition parties are campaigning for a No to the reform, and even some of the ruling AK Party’s core voters seem hesitant about supporting the change. A presidential system would destroy the separation of powers in Turkey, commentators warn.
hrw.org – Apr 3, 9:01 PM

Turkey will hold a referendum on April 16, 2017, on constitutional amendments that would change the structure of governance in the country from a parliamentary system to a presidential one in which the powers of the office of the president would

The referendum campaign activities of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is facing obstacles, the party’s campaigning official has said, stressing that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been using state resources for the “yes” campaigns.
ipi.media – IPI-author – Apr 4

Turkish prosecutors today demanded lengthy prison terms for journalists and executives of independent newspaper Cumhuriyet in long-delayed indictment that the International Press Institute (IPI) rejected as “nonsense”. The indictment…

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