Turkey’s huge crackdown is destroying civil society

My Amnesty colleagues face a sham trial for terrorist offences at the hands of a draconian government. Such scare tactics threaten Turkey’s future: ‘Since the attempted coup, criminal investigations have been opened against 150,000 people and 100,000 public sector workers have been arbitrarily dismissed.’   Turkey’s military offensive in Afrin ​looks set…

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IBAHRI highlights plight of Turkish lawyers on ‘Day of the Endangered Lawyer’

To mark the 2018 Day of the Endangered Lawyer, amid growing evidence that human rights defenders and legal professionals in Turkey are being systematically persecuted, detained and prosecuted by Turkish authorities, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on the government of Turkey to stop the persecutions. Further, the IBAHRI calls…

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