Always a new peak: “Chair of Amnesty International Turkey swept up in post-coup purge… – Jun 6, 7:06 PM

Responding to the news that Taner Kiliç, the Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, was today detained by police along with 22 other lawyers in Izmir on suspicion of having links with the Fethullah Gülen movement, Salil Shetty, Amnesty

International Amnesty Secretary General Shetty has stated that Taner Kılıç has a long and distinguished record of defending exactly the kind of freedoms that the Turkish authorities are now intent on trampling. – Aug 6

Bruxelles, 08/06/2017 – 06:59 – UNIQUE ID: 170608_1 Statement by the Spokesperson on the reported detention of the head of the Amnesty International in Turkey, Taner Kiliç…

According to Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, at least 1,809,000 people were affected by violations of their rights to life and health in particular and were affected by curfews.

Maybe it is time Europe looked at itself in the mirror and started discussing why more and more people, including Europeans, are walking away from the much-vaunted “liberal European values”.

Media in Turkey before, during and after the referendum

Would giving the No campaign equal media access have changed the results of the Turkish Constitutional referendum? We will never know, but the damage was already done.

Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Can Dündar receiving the 2015 Reporters Without Borders Prize.Wikicommons/Claude Truong-Ngoc. Some rights reserved. The Turkish constitutional referendum brought to the surface the good, the bad and the ugly regarding the role of the media before, during and after the whole process. The legitimacy of the referendum results was questioned by international monitoring bodies, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Council for Europe, for the opposition’s lack of equal access to public broadcasting and other violations and intimidation tactics that infringed upon the opposition party and citizens’ rights to campaign freely.

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