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Turkish government’s ‘Global Purge’ targeted opponents in at least 46 countries

Turkish government has pursued an aggressive policy to silence its perceived enemies in at least 46 countries across four continents, as part of its post-coup crackdown, a Foreign Affairs article noted Monday. The Turkish government has been hunting its opponents abroad, particularly the supporters of the Gulen movement since before and after the failed putsch on July 15, 2016, the article said adding that government’s alleged enemies were targeted at least in 46 countries.

Elaborating on the purge abroad, the magazine said: “Ankara has revoked thousands of passports, and achieved the arrest, deportation, or rendition of hundreds of Turkish citizens from at least 16 countries, including many who were under UN protection as asylum seekers. It has successfully pressured at least 20 countries to close or transfer to new owners dozens, perhaps hundreds, of Gulen movement schools.”

Turkish government accuses the movement of masterminding the 2016 failed coup while the latter denies involvement. More than 150,000 has passed through police custody while over a one-third of those were remanded in prison over Gulen links in Turkey. More than 3,000 schools, dormitories, and universities were shuttered while over 1,000 companies were seized at home.

While the article presents an in-depth insight into the chronological relations between the movement and Turkey’s governments in the recent history, it says the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government labeled the group as a terrorist organization before waging an all-out war against it.

Deportations

“Since the failed coup attempt, Turkey has exerted diplomatic pressure on various governments to arrest or deport hundreds of individuals from around the world. By my count, 15 countries have arrested or deported various representatives of the movement, ranging from supposed financiers to schoolteachers. Those countries include Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Georgia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Turkmenistan. …In at least three cases—Kazakhstan, Myanmar, and Sudan—individuals appear to have been turned over to Turkey without judicial proceedings, perhaps through the operation of a special National Intelligence Organization unit that Turkey’s state news agency says was established to track down “high-value” Gulenists. There have also been multiple cases in which those deported were apparently seeking asylum and thus had protected status at the time they were sent to Turkey: news reports say this was the case in Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Malaysia, and Pakistan. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov admitted that the August 2016 deportation of a software engineer who had applied for asylum before the coup attempt was “on the edge of the law.” In other cases, like in Angola, Pakistan, and Qatar, there were mass deportations following the closure of Gulen schools.”

Also, pro-government commentators, such as Cem Kucuk, have talked casually about how MIT should kill members of the Gulen movement abroad, the magazine reported.

Closure of schools abroad

“The movement’s schools are under extreme pressure in the global purge,” the article highlighted before detailing the pressure on Gulenists’ overseas facilities: “Since its falling-out with the Gulenist movement in 2013, the government has been pressing other countries to shutter the schools. The Gambia closed its Gulen schools in April 2014. Turkey’s close ally Azerbaijan followed soon thereafter and Tajikistan shut down its Gulen schools in 2015. But elsewhere in the world, these schools largely remained open until the coup attempt of July 2016, after which Turkey increased the pressure. The results were quick. Schools were almost immediately closed in Jordan, Libya, and Somalia. Angola, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Morocco, and Tanzania followed suit in early 2017. Before the year was out, Afghanistan, Chad, Georgia, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, and Tunisia had all closed or transferred schools.

Pressure extends beyond Gulenists

Not only the supporters of the movement have been targeted, the article said, adding that all alleged government enemies within and outside Turkey were affected.

“In fact, 31 percent of all those arrested in government operations under the state of emergency, which has been in place since October 2016, were associated with Kurdish or leftist groups, according to official figures compiled by iHop, a Turkish human rights monitoring group. Nearly 400 academics who signed a petition before the coup attempt calling for peace between the state and the PKK in January 2016 have also been fired, and some have left Turkey or remained abroad. Others who have been convicted or charged while outside the country now fear traveling because of the threat of detention due to Interpol notices.”

“The global purge has also touched Interpol. In December, the AP reported that Interpol representatives were examining up to 40,000 extradition requests, some perhaps from Turkey, for possible political abuse. The report came after a number of high-profile cases involving Turks abroad, including Dogan Akhanli, a left-wing writer with dual German and Turkish citizenship who was arrested and forced to remain in Spain for two months while Spanish authorities assessed Turkey’s extradition request.”

Sources:
https://turkeypurge.com/report-turkish-governments-global-purge-targeted-opponents-least-46-countries
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/turkey/2018-01-29/remarkable-scale-turkeys-global-purge?cid=int-fls&pgtype=hpg

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Turkey’s Human Rights Violations | 12/18/2017-12/25/2017

1-” Dismissed teacher dies following heart attack: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/dismissed-teacher-dies-following-heart-attack-report

2-” [VIDEO] Turkish man attacks ‘Set Children Free’ demo in Germany”
https://turkeypurge.com/video-turkish-man-attacks-set-children-free-demo-germany

3-” 617 people detained over Gülen links in past week: ministry”
https://turkeypurge.com/617-people-detained-gulen-links-past-week-ministry

4-” Slain Kurdish writer Musa Anter’s son among those dismissed”
https://turkeypurge.com/slain-kurdish-writer-musa-anters-son-among-dismissed

5-” 1,750 Gulen followers fled Turkey’s post-coup crackdown to Greece in 2017: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/1750-gulen-followers-fled-turkeys-post-coup-crackdown-greece-report

6-” Letter from Tekirdag prison censored, cut off with scissors”
https://turkeypurge.com/letter-tekirdag-prison-censored-cut-off-scissors

7-” Turkish political scientist put in solitary confinement: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-political-scientist-put-solitary-confinement-report

8-” İstanbul court removes Ahmet Şık from courtroom, rules Cumhuriyet journalists to remain in jail”
https://turkeypurge.com/istanbul-court-removes-ahmet-sik-courtroom-rules-cumhuriyet-journalists-remain-jail

9-” Jailed pro-Kurdish leader on new jumpsuits: I would rather wear a shroud than a uniform in court”
https://turkeypurge.com/jailed-pro-kurdish-leader-new-jumpsuits-rather-wear-shroud-uniform-court

10-” Former advisor to Turkey’s main opposition leader gets 10 years in prison on terror charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/former-advisor-turkeys-main-opposition-leader-gets-10-years-prison-terror-charges

11-” Turkey detains 23 noncommissioned officers over coup charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkey-detains-23-noncommissioned-officers-coup-charges

12-” Vocalist among those dismissed in Turkey’s coup crackdown”
https://turkeypurge.com/vocalist-among-dismissed-purge-crackdown

13-” Wrestler detained at Turkey-Bulgaria border while on way to escape coup crackdown: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/wrestler-detained-turkey-bulgaria-border-way-escape-coup-crackdown-report

14-” Detention warrants issued for 171 academics, university personnel”
https://turkeypurge.com/detention-warrants-issued-171-academics-university-personnel

15-” Pro-gov’t daily says 60,000 post-coup prisoners to wear controversial jumpsuits”
https://turkeypurge.com/pro-govt-daily-says-60000-post-coup-prisoners-wear-controversial-jumpsuits

16-” Turkey issues detention warrants for 23 Hacettepe University academics, staff members”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkey-issues-detention-warrants-23-hacettepe-university-academics-staff-members

17-” Turkish prosecutors now say 11,500 mistakenly investigated over ByLock use”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-prosecutors-now-say-11500-mistakenly-investigated-bylock-use

18-” Jailed cancer patient dies amid allegations he was denied hospital access”
https://turkeypurge.com/jailed-cancer-patient-dies-amid-allegations-denied-hospital-access

19-” Private security guard passes away following heart attack during court hearing”
https://turkeypurge.com/private-security-guard-passes-away-following-heart-attack-court-hearing

20-” Survey: 16.7 pct of post-coup prisoners considered suicide”
https://turkeypurge.com/survey-16-7-pct-post-coup-prisoners-considered-suicide

21-” 4 already committed suicide as gov’t pardons 11K mistakenly investigated people: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/4-already-committed-suicide-govt-pardons-11k-mistakenly-investigated-people-report

22-” 62,402 detained over Gülen links in 2017: state-run Anadolu”
https://turkeypurge.com/62402-detained-gulen-links-2017-state-run-anadolu

23-” Mother with 25-day-old baby allegedly jailed on coup charges in İstanbul”
https://turkeypurge.com/mother-25-day-old-baby-allegedly-jailed-coup-charges-istanbul

24-” Turkish activists to jailed businessman Kavala: We feel your absence, and we miss you a lot”
https://turkeypurge.com/social-activists-jailed-businessman-kavala-feel-absence-miss-lot

25-” EP’s Harms: ECtHR relies unduly on domestic legal remedies in Turkey”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/29/eps-harms-ecthr-relies-unduly-on-domestic-legal-remedies-in-turkey/

26-” Turkish PM declares all critics of controversial decree ‘coup plotters’”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/31/turkish-pm-declares-all-critics-of-controversial-decree-coup-plotters/

27-” Erdoğan says CHP leader supports all terrorist organizations”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/30/erdogan-says-chp-leader-supports-all-terrorist-organizations/

28-” HÖH chairman says will take to the streets only if Erdoğan so orders”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/29/hoh-chairman-says-will-take-to-the-streets-only-if-erdogan-so-orders/

29-” Court sets April 18 as next hearing date for Önderoğlu, Fincancı, Nesin”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/26/court-sets-april-18-as-next-hearing-date-for-onderoglu-fincanci-nesin/

30-” Turkish gov’t extends immunity to civilians for coup and terror crimes ”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/24/turkish-govt-extends-immunity-to-civilians-for-coup-and-terror-crimes/

31-” Journalist Aslan Re-Detained By Turkish Gov’t After Release From Prison”
https://stockholmcf.org/journalist-aslan-re-detained-by-turkish-govt-after-release-from-prison/

32-” Turkish Opposition Launches Campaign To Lift Turkey’s 17-Month-Long Rule Of Emergency”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-opposition-launches-campaign-to-lift-turkeys-17-month-long-rule-of-emergency/

33-” Report: Ten Prisoners In Turkey On Hunger Strike, Their Health Worsening”
https://stockholmcf.org/report-ten-prisoners-in-turkey-on-hunger-strike-their-health-worsening/

34-” Authorities Ban ‘The Little Prince’, ‘Peter Pan’ In Turkish Prisons”
https://stockholmcf.org/authorities-ban-the-little-prince-peter-pan-in-turkish-prisons/

35-” Five-Year-Old Kurdish Boy Killed After Being Hit By Turkish Police Car”
https://stockholmcf.org/five-year-old-kurdish-boy-killed-after-being-hit-by-turkish-police-car/

36-” Mother And Son Phone Conversation Reveals Turkish Guardians In Murder Of Kurdish Prisoner ”
https://stockholmcf.org/mother-and-son-phone-conversation-reveals-turkish-guardians-in-murder-of-kurdish-prisoner/

37-” Turkish Author Murat Saat, Who Dies In Prison Due To Negligence, Buried”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-author-murat-saat-who-dies-in-prison-due-to-negligence-buried/

38-” Turkish Court Sends 25-Day-Old Vedat Akif To Prison Together With His Mother”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-court-sends-25-day-old-vedat-akif-to-prison-together-with-his-mother/

39-” HDP Says Turkish Gov’t Destructs 13 Cemeteries Where Killed PKK Militants Buried”
https://stockholmcf.org/hdp-says-turkish-govt-destructs-13-cemeteries-where-killed-pkk-militants-buried/

40-” Report: Turkish Government Detained 52 Woman Journalists In 2017″
https://stockholmcf.org/report-turkish-government-detained-52-woman-journalists-in-2017/

41-” CoE Reviews Recent Controversial Decrees Issued By Turkish Government”
https://stockholmcf.org/coe-reviews-recent-controversial-decrees-issued-by-turkish-government/

42-” Turkey’s HDP Submits Motion For Parliamentary Probe Of Roboski Massacre In 6th Anniversary”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkeys-hdp-submits-motion-for-parliamentary-probe-of-roboski-massacre-in-6th-anniversary/

43-” Jailed Turkish Journalist Hidayet Karaca Reportedly Put VeIn Solitary Confinement ”
https://stockholmcf.org/jailed-turkish-journalist-hidayet-karaca-reportedly-put-in-solitary-confinement/

44-” Erdogan Law Stirs Fears of Legalized Extra-Judicial Violence”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-25/erdogan-decree-stokes-fears-of-legalized-extra-judicial-violence

45-” Macron to raise human rights issues with Erdogan”
https://www.thelocal.fr/20171231/macron-to-raise-human-rights-issues-with-erdogan

46-” Turkey brain drain: Crackdown pushes intellectuals out”
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42433668“>http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42433668

47-” A record number of journalists are behind bars”
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/a-record-number-of-journalists-are-behind-bars

48-” Turkey’s Stalinist prosecution of journalists for tweets and blogs”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/turkeys-theater-of-the-absurd/2017/12/27/1d8c1fa2-e5ac-11e7-833f-155031558ff4_story.html?utm_term=.6caafa29e2d0

48-” Turks Fleeing To Greece Find Mostly Warm Welcome, Despite History”
https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/12/27/571842458/turks-fleeing-to-greece-find-mostly-warm-welcome-despite-history

Türkiye tarafından işlenenen İnsan Hakları İhlalleri | 12/18/2017-12/25/2017

1-” Baro Başkanları: OHAL derhal sonlandırılmalı”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/baro-baskanlari-ohal-derhal-sonlandirilmali-h109614.html

2-” Avukat Aslı Kazan: Yeni KHK’yla Sedat Peker’i de aklıyorlar”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/avukat-asli-kazan-yeni-khkyla-sedat-pekeri-de-akliyorlar-h109617.html

3-” Son KHK ile Musa Anter’in oğlu da görevden uzaklaştırıldı..”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/son-khk-ile-musa-anterin-oglu-da-gorevden-uzaklastirildi-h109623.html

4-” CHP, AKP’nin linç kararını AİHM’e taşıyacak..”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/chp-akpnin-linc-kararini-aihme-tasiyacak-h109624.html

5-” İnsanlar sokakta birbirinin kafasına sıkacak”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/insanlar-sokakta-birbirinin-kafasina-sikacak-h109647.html

6-” Annesi gözaltında Vedat Akif bebek süt emmek için emniyete götürülüyor..”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/annesi-gozaltinda-vedat-akif-bebek-sut-emmek-icin-emniyete-goturuluyor-h109655.html

7-“Akıllara ziyan KHK’lar: Resmi görevi olsun olmasın işkenceciler koruma altına alındı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/akillara-ziyan-khklar-resmi-gorevi-olsun-olmasin-iskenceciler-koruma-altina-alindi-h109582.html

8-“OHAL’de işkenceler ve hukuksuzluklara kanun zırhı..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/ohalde-iskenceler-ve-hukuksuzluklara-kanun-zirhi-h109590.html

9-“Cezaevlerinde çocuk sayısı yüzde 100 arttı..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/cezaevlerinde-cocuk-sayisi-yuzde-100-artti-h109599.html

10-“Zilan Katliamıyla OHAL dönemindeki hukuksuzlukları koruyan kanun maddesi aynı..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/zilan-katliamiyla-ohal-donemindeki-hukuksuzluklari-koruyan-kanun-maddesi-ayni-h109621.html

11-“Kayıp Ümit Horzum’un annesi oğlu için feryad etti..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/kayip-umit-horzumun-annesi-oglu-icin-feryad-etti-h109630.html

12 -“Erdem Kızılkaya’nın tutukluluğu işkenceye dönüştürüldü”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/erdem-kizilkayanin-tutuklulugu-iskenceye-donusturuldu-h109687.html

13-” Bağırsakları patlayan kanser hastasını 10 gün sonra hastaneye götürdüler”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/bagirsaklari-patlayan-kanser-hastasini-10-gun-sonra-hastaneye-goturduler-h109770.html

14-” Cezaevindeki kişiyi linç ettiklerini telefonda böyle itiraf etti!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/cezaevindeki-kisiyi-linc-ettiklerini-telefonda-boyle-itiraf-etti-h109838.html

15-” Sezeryanla doğum yapmış 25 günlük loğusa anneyi tutukladılar!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/sezeryanla-dogum-yapmis-25-gunluk-logusa-anneyi-tutukladilar-h109881.html

16-” Yine Ankara yine siyah araç yine kaçırma”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/yine-ankara-yine-siyah-arac-yine-kacirma-h109901.html

17-” Tümörden ameliyat olan anneyi tutukladılar”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/tumorden-ameliyat-olan-anneyi-tutukladilar-h109921.html

18-” Ahmet Akdoğan Kalp spazmı geçirdi hala hücrede tutuluyor!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/ahmet-akdogan-kalp-spazmi-gecirdi-hala-hucrede-tutuluyor-h109944.html

19-” Bahar bebek 2018’e girerken tutuklanan annesiyle cezaevine gönderildi”
http://www.tr724.com/erdogan-rejimi-bebekleri-anneleri-tutuklamaya-devam-ediyor-3-aylik-bahar-bebek-annesiyle-cezaevine-gonderildi/

20-” Çocuklara yönelik hak ihlali raporu: son 7 yılda 3 bin 947 çocuk öldü”
http://www.tr724.com/cocuklara-yonelik-hak-ihlali-raporu-son-7-yilda-3-bin-947-cocuk-oldu/

21-” AİHM tek tip’e geçit vermedi”
http://www.tr724.com/aihm-tek-tipe-gecit-vermedi/

22-” Önce SADAT sonra HÖH: Son KHK Türkiye’de ‘Besic’ kurmak içindi ”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/once-sadat-sonra-hoh-son-khk-turkiyede-besic-kurmak-icindi/

23-” Polis baskın yaptığı evden 40 bin TL çaldı, savcı aileye 7 bin TL teklif etti”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/polis-baskin-yaptigi-evden-40-bin-tl-caldi-savci-aileye-7-bin-tl-teklif-etti/

23-” OHAL: Son 3 ayda Meclis’e 11 bin 800 hak ihlali şikayeti ulaştı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/ohal-son-3-ayda-meclise-11-bin-800-hak-ihlali-sikayeti-ulasti/

24-” Adliye koridorunda çocuklara polis dayağı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/adliye-koridorunda-cocuklara-polis-dayagi/

25-” Hacettepe Üniversitesi’nde 23 kişi hakkında Bylock’tan gözaltı kararı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/hacettepe-universitesinde-23-kisi-hakkinda-bylocktan-gozalti-karari/

26-” Avrupa Konseyi, son KHK’ları incelemeye aldı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/avrupa-konseyi-son-khklari-incelemeye-aldi/

27-“Erdoğan ve Macron İnsan Hakları Konusunu Görüşecek”
https://www.amerikaninsesi.com/a/elysee-erdogan-ve-macron-insan-haklari-konuusunu-gorusecek/4186444.html

28-” Avrupa’nın “tek tip kıyafet” kuralı”
http://www.dw.com/tr/avrupan%C4%B1n-tek-tip-k%C4%B1yafet-kural%C4%B1/a-41967405

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