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Turkey: Crackdown on Kurdish Opposition

Human Rights Watch March, 2017   (Istanbul) – The Turkish government has jailed 13 members of the pro-Kurdish democratic opposition in parliament on terrorism charges and taken direct control of 82 municipalities in the Kurdish southeast region, suspending and incarcerating elected mayors, Human Rights Watch said today. The crackdown on democratically elected officials not only [...]

April 17th, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

“Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame” Week 2 Summary

-PRESS RELEASE- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2017 Contact: Sevag Belian (613) 235-2622   Editor’s Note: On April 3, 2017, the Armenian National Committee of Canada (ANCC) launched “Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame“, a campaign aimed at informing and educating Canadians about Turkey’s flagrant and consistent abuses of human rights, disregard to the principles of democracy [...]

April 15th, 2017|News, Press Release, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

Résumé de la deuxième semaine de « Turquie : les trente jours de la honte »

-COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE- 15 avril 2017 Contact: Sevag Belian (613) 235-2622   Note de l'éditeur : le 3 avril 2017, le Comité national arménien du Canada (CNAC) lancera une campagne médiatique intitulée « Turquie : les trente jours de la honte » visant à informer les Canadiens des violations constantes et flagrantes de la Turquie en matière de droits de [...]

April 15th, 2017|News, Press Release, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

HDP arrests: on the road to dictatorship in Turkey

By Francis O'Connor Roar Magazine November 8, 2016 In the absence of concerted international pressure on Turkey to rein in Erdogan’s authoritarianism, the only plausible outcome is further violence. The political situation in Turkey continues to deteriorate in the wake of the attempted coup d’état in July 2016, allegedly organized by the Gülen Movement, a [...]

April 14th, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

Turkey’s crackdown propels number of journalists in jail worldwide to record high

Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) December, 2016   At least 81 journalists are imprisoned in Turkey, all of them facing anti-state charges, in the wake of an unprecedented crackdown that has included the shuttering of more than 100 news outlets. The 259 journalists in jail worldwide is the highest number recorded since 1990. A CPJ [...]

April 13th, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

Turkey Is a Dictatorship Masquerading as a NATO Democracy

By Elliot Ackermam - Foreign Policy March 29, 2017 Recep Erdogan's slow-motion plan to abandon democracy — and buy the West's silence — is almost complete. In the lead-up to Turkey’s constitutional referendum on April 16, Selahattin Demirtas, the co-chair of the opposition pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), sits in prison. With his voice effectively [...]

April 12th, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

Venice Commission: Turkey ‘on the road to autocracy’

Turkish Minute March 1, 2017   A body of constitutional law experts has warned of a “one-person regime” in Turkey in the wake of proposed constitutional amendments that will establish an executive-style presidential system in the country, according to a report in the German Süddeutsche Zeitung on Wednesday. The Venice Commission, an advisory body of [...]

April 11th, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

Turkey: Silencing the Media

December 15, 2016 Human Rights Watch (Istanbul) – Turkey’s government has all but silenced independent media in an effort to prevent scrutiny or criticism of its ruthless crackdown on perceived enemies, Human Rights Watch said today. The assault on critical journalism sharpened in 2014 but accelerated after the failed coup attempt in July 2016, denying [...]

April 10th, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

Résumé de la première semaine de « Turquie : les trente jours de la honte »

-COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE- 7 avril 2017 Contact: Sevag Belian (613) 235-2622   Note de l'éditeur : le 3 avril 2017, le Comité national arménien du Canada (CNAC) lancera une campagne médiatique intitulée « Turquie : les trente jours de la honte » visant à informer les Canadiens des violations constantes et flagrantes de la Turquie en matière de droits de [...]

April 7th, 2017|News, Press Release, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

“Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame” Week 1 Summary

-PRESS RELEASE- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   April 7, 2017 Contact: Sevag Belian (613) 235-2622     Editor’s Note: On April 3, 2017, the Armenian National Committee of Canada (ANCC) launched “Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame“, a campaign aimed at informing and educating Canadians about Turkey’s flagrant and consistent abuses of human rights, disregard to the principles [...]

April 7th, 2017|News, Press Release, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|