Turkey convicts human rights activists on terror charges

Source:CNN News Date:04Jul2020

Yet another political conviction  in Turkey. Erdogan’s zest for silencing critics knows no boundaries A Turkish court sentenced four Amnesty International activists to between two and six

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Ankara frees Amnesty International chair

Source:Al Monitor Date:16Aug2018

A top Turkish human rights activist was freed today after spending over a year in prison, spurring cautious hope that Turkey’s financial woes sharpened by a row with the United States may force

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EU expresses fresh concerns over Turkey’s deteriorating rule of law

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:03Feb2018

“The reversal of the court decision to release Amnesty International Turkey Chair Taner Kılıҫ and the detention of the members of the Executive Committee of the Turkish Medical Association are

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Turkey Judiciary Draws Fire for Continued Incarceration of Rights Activist

Source:VoA Date:02Feb2018

The dramatic succession of events has provoked international condemnation. “A disgrace and an outrageous travesty of justice,” Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty declared in a

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Brussels talks fail to ease EU-Turkey tensions

Source:Financial Times Date:26Jul2017

The meeting between Federica Mogherini, EU foreign policy chief, Johannes Hahn, European commissioner in charge of Turkey’s stalled EU membership bid, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Turkish foreign minister,

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Germany overhauls Turkey policy

Source:Deutsche Welle Date:21Jul2017

In Turkey a new dawn always brings a fresh crisis. Germany is sharpening its policy toward Turkey in response to jailings of journalists and human rights activists. The new tone together with an

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Germany says EU aid to Turkey could be halted over arrests

Source:Reuters Date:19Jul2017

For anyone who expected improvement  in Turko-EU relations, the dream is over. In fact, continued arrests of human rights activists  could trigger a new Syrian refugee crisis. How?  Read on.

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Turkey police hold rights activists including Amnesty chief

Source:BBC news Date:06Jul2017

Turkey’s battle against “terror” reaches the level of paranoia as 12 human rights activists are arrested and  reportedly accused of spying. It is sad to report that Turkey now

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Serious problems in Turkey’s image abroad

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:09Jun2017

I’ve long claimed  that investors underestimate Turkey’s political fragility. This article explains the troubled state of relations with EU and USA.  It is notable that  USA,

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Turkey arrests Amnesty International head and lawyers in Gulenist sweep

Source:The Guardian Date:07Jun2017

Turkey excels at  shooting itself at the foot.  Yet another blow to our reputation as a democracy.

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