A message to the international community

Source:Ahval News Date:28Feb2021


Member of the Parliament and human rights defender Mr Ömer Garuk Gergerlioğlu explains his persecution.  It is an honor for the Editor to share this letter…


A huge legal scandal is taking place in Turkey at the moment. The recent ruling about me joins a series of scandals that have continued for many years now, and now I face imprisonment and losing my rights as a member of parliament.

I am a human rights defender. I have spoken out against entrenched human rights issues in Turkey, and paid the price for that.