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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|

The increasing incompatibility of the Turkish-Western alliance

By Kyle Mathews OpenCanada October, 2016   It is difficult not to be pessimistic about the direction in which Turkey is headed. The coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in July may have failed but the fallout continues, shaking the country’s political system to the core and extending far past the country’s borders.  Turkish-Western relations [...]

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

Ralph Peters: Turkish tyrant Erdogan’s very low new low

By Ralph Peters Fox News March 23, 2017   When a political charlatan lacks character as well as imagination, a tantrum in the face of reverses nowadays is apt to climax with him spitting the epithet “Nazi” at opponents.  “Nazi” is the go-to insult wielded by immoral losers everywhere. The latest instance of diplomatic speech-decay [...]

April 6th, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

Statement by Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly on Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month

In 2015, the House of Commons passed an historic motion to recognize the month of April as Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month. Canada has been affected by many genocides, including the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, the Holodomor, the Armenian genocide and the Srebrenica massacre. Throughout history, our country has welcomed survivors of these atrocities, [...]

April 5th, 2017|News|

Le dictateur Turc

Loïc Tassé Mardi, 14 mars 2017 Journal de Montreal   Le gouvernement hollandais a interdit sur son territoire des rassemblements politiques en faveur du président turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Il n’en fallait pas davantage pour qu’Erdogan accuse les Pays-Bas de gestes fascistes et nazis. Hier, le vice-premier ministre hollandais lui a répondu qu’il trouvait «dégoûtants» [...]

April 5th, 2017|News, Press Release, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|