MEPs want the Council and Commission to suspend EU accession talks with Turkey Modernising the 1995 EU-Turkey Customs Union should remain an option EU funds must be made available to support Turkish civil society
Following an urgent debate held in plenary session in Strasbourg, PACE noted “the worsening of the situation of opposition politicians in Turkey” and called on the Turkish authorities to respect fully their rights and freedoms of expression, association and assembly.
Turkish forces are giving Syrian armed groups free rein to commit serious human rights abuses against civilians in the northern city of Afrin, Amnesty International said today, following an in-depth investigation into life under the Turkish military occupation.
Maryam Faraji, a 33-year-old civil activist who was last seen on July 5, leaving her home, went missing. There has been no news of her since her suspicious disappearance. Her cellphone has been off during this period, as well.
June 20, 2018—The Iranian judiciary should immediately annul the death sentence issued against Kurdish prisoner Ramin Hossein Panahi and investigate credible concerns of torture and denial of due process, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today.
Publisher | Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe | 25 June 2018
Turkey, Early Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, 24 June 2018: Statement of Preliminary Findings and Conclusions
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(Beirut) – Turkey-backed armed groups in the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have seized, looted, and destroyed property of Kurdish civilians in the Afrin district of northern Syria, Human Rights Watch said today. The anti-government armed groups have installed fighters and their families in residents’ homes and destroyed and looted civilian properties without compensating the owners.
"The Turkish state president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is directly responsible for the war crimes and the state crimes committed in particularly in the cities of the southeast of Anatolia," said Philippe Texier, vice president of the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal.