Is there a new refugee movement in Europe? Thousands of asylum seekers from Turkey already come from Turkey every month. The video is in Turkish and Finnish.
Jan Walters, a solicitor and member of @AmnestyKirklees writes a letter of solidarity to an imprisoned #judge in Turkey, #Neslihan Ekinci.
Please spread this video so that it may reach her loved ones as a #Christmas gift#WriteforRights #Amnesty #Turkey #HumanRights #FreeTaner pic.twitter.com/rpXrVqrg4I
— Amnesty Kirklees (@AmnestyKirklees) December 28, 2017
Jan Walters, a solicitor and member of Amnesty Kirklees writes a letter of solidarity to an imprisoned judge in Turkey, Neslihan Ekinci.
One Afghan and three Turkish teachers linked to the faith-based Gülen movement were detained by Afghan intelligence officials on Tuesday, Reuters reported.
The move against Afghan Turk CAG Educational NGO (ATCE), the organization that runs the schools, appeared to be part of a witch-hunt being waged on followers of Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a coup attempt in July 2016.
The ATCE, which says it is an independent organization, runs schools in several cities including the capital, Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif, Kandahar and Herat and has been in Afghanistan since 1995.
“Around 7 am, four of our teachers traveling in two different cars were picked up by [Afghan intelligence],” said ATCE Chairman Numan Erdoğan.
Other intelligence officials later went to the group’s girls school nearby looking for another teacher, he said.
He said the men presented themselves as members of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, according to Reuters.
Turkish Execution Law: Article(16/4)The execution shall be deferred for a woman who is pregnant or until the end of six months following her delivery. TR has been governed with the decree laws since the failed coup. #SetThemFree @UNICEF #StopTheViolation pic.twitter.com/2gtfliQQNT
— SetThemFree (@sethemfreetr) December 11, 2017
Turkey has been governed with decree laws since the failed coup. Turkish Execution Law, Article(16/4), indicates that executions shall be deferred for a woman who is pregnant or until the end of six months following her delivery.
A Turkish family that was victimized by a government purge of the Gülen movement following a failed coup in July 2016 has fled to Greece in an inflatable boat, telling their children it was a “game,” Euronews reported.
A family of five fleeing Turkish authorities has drowned after their boat capsized in the Aegean Sea. Their bodies washed up on the Greek island of Lesbos. The drowning has sparked outrage over an ongoing political purge that has seen hundreds of thousands of civil servants, teachers, and journalists imprisoned or fired from their jobs.
Mustafa Özben, a Bar registered lawyer, was last seen on May 9 when he took his daughter to school. His wife indicates that she is concerned for his life.
Based on court records, statements made by the lawyers and family members of the victims, the 43-page report contains claims that individuals were exposed to heavy beating, harassment, treatments and in some cases were victims of verbal abuse. Individuals have been abducted in bright daylight and kept in secret in hideaways.
Turgay Karaman, a school principal in Malaysia, was abducted by four people in plain clothes and is the latest in a string of international arrests allegedly ordered by Turkey in a post-coup crackdown that has seen more than 100,000 people detained. Human Rights Watch urged authorities not deport the Turkish nationals to Turkey, as they would likely face torture if they are extradited, and called for an urgent investigation.