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AST Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly April 9

Download as pdf: AST_Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly_April 9

Turkey’s Human Rights Violations | 4/2/2018-4/9/2018

1-” Turkish court seeks Interpol warrant for exiled journalist Can Dundar”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-court-seeks-interpol-warrant-exiled-journalist-can-dundar

2-” Former top judiciary member dies of heart attack in prison: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/former-top-judiciary-member-dies-heart-attack-prison-report

3-” 1,250 academics in 37 countries campaign for Bogazici students’ release”
https://turkeypurge.com/1250-academics-in-37-countries-campaign-for-release-of-bogazici-students

4-” Former editor-in-chief of state-run TRT News gets 9 years, 9 months on terror charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/former-editor-chief-state-run-trt-news-gets-9-years-9-months-terror-charges

5-” WATCH: Video shows İzmir police beat 2 handcuffed detainees”
https://turkeypurge.com/watch-video-shows-istanbul-police-beat-2-handcuffed-detainees

6-” Veteran journalist Hasan Cemal receives suspended jail sentence on terror charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/veteran-journalist-hasan-cemal-receives-suspended-jail-sentence-terror-charges

7-” [BREAKING] Gabon police detain 5 ‘Gülenist’ teachers at Turkey’s request”
https://turkeypurge.com/breaking-gabon-police-detain-5-gulenist-teachers-turkeys-request

8-” 9 Bogaziçi students sent to prison for participating in protest against Turkey’s Afrin operation”
https://turkeypurge.com/breaking-9-bogazici-students-sent-prison-participating-protest-turkeys-afrin-operation

9-” Detention warrant issued for pollster due to social media postings”
https://turkeypurge.com/detention-warrant-issued-pollster-due-social-media-postings

10-” EU Commission on Kosovo abductions: Arbitrary arrest, exile against EU principles”
https://turkeypurge.com/eu-commission-kosovo-abductions-arbitrary-arrest-exile-eu-principles

11-” Erdogan’s lawyer says Turkish intel could abduct more Gulenists in coming days”
https://turkeypurge.com/erdogans-lawyer-says-turkish-intel-abduct-gulenists-coming-days

12-” 14,640 Turkish citizens claimed asylum in EU in 2017: Eurostat”
https://turkeypurge.com/14630-turkish-citizens-claimed-asylum-eu-2017-eurostat

13-” Turkish professor gets 15 months in prison for signing 2016 peace declaration”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-professor-gets-15-months-in-prison-for-signing-2016-peace-declaration

14-” Osman Kavala writes from prison: Spring is felt in the courtyards of the prison”
https://turkeypurge.com/osman-kavala-writes-from-prison-spring-is-felt-in-the-courtyards-of-the-prison

15-” [VIDEO] Kayseri police detain steel factory owner on coup charges: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/video-kayseri-police-detain-steel-factory-owner-on-coup-charges-report

16-” Research assistant kills 4 academics at Eskişehir university over alleged ‘Gulen membership’”
https://turkeypurge.com/research-assistant-kills-4-academics-at-eskisehir-university-on-grounds-of-gulen-membership

17-” Turkish President sues opposition leader once more for 500,000 TL: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-president-sues-opposition-leader-once-more-for-500000-tl-report

18-” Purge-victim gets 9.5 years in prison for paying tax through Bank Asya, indictment shows”
https://turkeypurge.com/purge-victim-gets-9-5-years-in-prison-for-paying-tax-through-bank-asya-indictment-shows

19-” Government spokesman: Turkish secret services seized 80 ‘Gulenists’ from 18 countries so far”
https://turkeypurge.com/government-spokesman-turkish-secret-services-seized-80-gulenists-from-18-countries-so-far

20-” Turkey seeks aggravated life sentences for 9 Zaman-linked journalists, columnists”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkey-seeks-aggravated-life-sentences-for-9-zaman-linked-journalists-columnists

21-” Kosovo grants asylum to Turkish educator who escaped Turkey’s abduction attempt”
https://turkeypurge.com/kosovo-grants-asylum-to-turkish-educator-after-escaping-turkeys-abduction-attempt

22-” Italian bar association calls for support for arrested lawyers in Turkey”
https://turkeypurge.com/italian-bar-association-calls-for-support-for-arrested-lawyers-in-turkey

23-” Police seal off Furkan-affiliated student houses in Adana”
https://turkeypurge.com/police-seal-off-furkan-affiliated-student-houses-vakfi-in-adana

24-” Groom detained for ‘insulting’ Erdoğan, bride performs ceremony alone”
https://turkeypurge.com/gloom-detained-for-insulting-erdogan-bride-performs-ceremony-alone

25-” Turkey prepares flawed documentation seeking extradition of journalist Arslan”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/04/05/turkey-prepares-flawed-documentation-seeking-extradition-of-journalist-arslan/

26-” Woman in fourth month of pregnancy detained over Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/04/05/woman-in-fourth-month-of-pregnancy-detained-over-gulen-links/

27-” Turkey overwhelmingly leads world in Twitter censorship”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkey-overwhelmingly-leads-world-in-twitter-censorship/

28-” Body of Turkish woman fleeing to Greece found weeks after boat capsized”
https://stockholmcf.org/body-of-turkish-woman-fleeing-to-greece-found-weeks-after-boat-capsized/

29-” İHD report reveals 3,000 people tortured across Turkey in 2017″
https://stockholmcf.org/ihd-report-reveals-3000-people-tortured-across-turkey-in-2017/

Türkiye tarafından işlenenen İnsan Hakları İhlalleri | 4/2/2018-4/9/2018

1-” ‘Adam kaçırma talimatı’: Kosova operasyonu ne ilktir, ne de son olacak”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/adam-kacirma-talimati-kosava-operasyonu-ne-ilktir-ne-de-son-olacak/

2-” Eşi ‘sohbet ablası’ olmak, kendisi ‘sohbet ablası’ eşi olmaktan tutuklandı”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/esi-sohbet-ablasi-olmak-kendisi-sohbet-ablasi-esi-olmaktan-tutuklandi/

3-” Gazeteci Ahmet Böken karar duruşmasına çıkıyor”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/gazeteci-ahmet-boken-karar-durusmasina-cikiyor/

4-” Eski HSYK üyesi Teoman Gökçe cezaevinde öldü”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/eski-hsyk-uyesi-teoman-gokce-cezaevinde-oldu/

5-” 20 aydır tutuklu iş adamlarına 8 yıl ceza: Tutuksuz olanlar da tutuklanacak”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/20-aydir-tutuklu-is-adamlarina-8-yil-ceza-tutuksuz-olanlar-da-tutuklanacak/

6-” Hasan Cemal’e beraat ettiği davadan 3 ay 22 gün hapis”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/hasan-cemale-beraat-ettigi-davadan-3-ay-22-gun-hapis/

7-” Hasan Cemal’e beraat ettiği davadan 3 ay 22 gün hapis”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/hasan-cemale-beraat-ettigi-davadan-3-ay-22-gun-hapis/

8-” Erdoğan’ın hedef gösterdiği Boğaziçili 9 öğrenci tutuklandı”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/erdoganin-hedef-gosterdigi-bogazicili-9-ogrenci-tutuklandi/

9-” Özgürlükçü Demokrasi gazetesi çalışanlarının evlerine polis baskını”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/saglam-girdigi-cezaevinden-hiv-virusu-bulasmis-sekilde-cikti-h114752.html

10-” Gazeteci Çağdaş Kaplan’a 15 yıla kadar hapis istemi”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/gazeteci-cagdas-kaplana-15-yila-kadar-hapis-istemi/

11-” Bitmeyen adalet arayışının geldiği yer: 23 yıldır tutuklu Çomak’a müebbet hapis”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/bitmeyen-adalet-arayisinin-geldigi-yer-23-yildir-tutuklu-comaka-muebbet-hapis/

12-” ‘Cadı avı’ sürüyor: Barış akademisyenlerine bir yıl üç ay hapis cezası”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/cadi-avi-suruyor-baris-akademisyenlerine-bir-yil-uc-ay-hapis-cezasi/

13-” Osman Kavala: OHAL olağanüstü suçlamaları olağan hale getiriyor”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/osman-kavala-ohal-olaganustu-suclamalari-olagan-hale-getiriyor/

14-” Ahmet Ümit: Ahmet Altan’a müebbet hapis Türkiye’nin utancıdır”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/ahmet-umit-ahmet-altana-muebbet-hapis-turkiyenin-utancidir/

15-” Zaman gazetesi davası: Bulaç, Türköne ve Alpay’a müebbet hapis talebi ”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/zaman-gazetesi-davasi-bulac-turkone-ve-alpaya-muebbet-hapis-talebi/

16-” OHAL boyunca 1480 avukata soruşturma açıldı, 570 avukat tutuklandı”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/ohal-boyunca-1480-avukata-sorus%CC%A7turma-ac%CC%A7ildi-570-avukat-tutuklandi/

17-” Erdoğan’a hakaretten tutuklanınca düğün damatsız yapıldı”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/erdogana-hakaretten-tutuklaninca-dugun-damatsiz-yapildi/

18-” ‘Gülen’e gönülden bağlıydım’ diyen Prof. Çolak’ın 22.5 yıl hapsi istendi”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/gulene-gonulden-bagliydim-diyen-prof-colakin-22-5-yil-hapsi-istendi/

19-” İhraç edilen akademisyenlerden ‘KHK Öyküleri’”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/ihrac-edilen-akademisyenlerden-khk-oykuleri/

20-” Kapatılan Furkan Vakfı’nın öğrencileri isterlerse ‘mağdur edilmeyecek’”
https://kronoshaber.com/tr/kapatilan-furkan-vakfinin-ogrencileri-isterlerse-magdur-edilmeyecek/

21-” Birçok hastalığı bulunan sınıf öğretmenini gözaltına aldılar”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/bircok-hastaligi-bulunan-sinif-ogretmenini-gozaltina-aldilar-h115139.html

22-” Tahliye edilmeyen ağır hasta cezaevinde, yaşamını yitirdi”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/tahliye-edilmeyen-agir-hasta-cezaevinde-yasamini-yitirdi-h115095.html

23-” Erdoğan rejiminin canına kıydığı insanlara bir yenisi eklendi”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/erdogan-rejiminin-canina-kiydigi-insanlara-bir-yenisi-eklendi-h114876.html

24-” Polis gözaltındaki şüpheliye kameralar önünde tekme tokat daldı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/polis-gozaltindaki-supheliye-kameralar-onunde-tekme-tokat-daldi-h114874.html

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AST Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly March 12

Download as pdf: AST_Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly_March 12

Turkey’s Human Rights Violations | 3/5/2018-3/12/2018

1-” Antalya-based Kırmızıtaş Holding seized, owners detained in post-coup crackdown”
https://turkeypurge.com/antalya-based-kirmizitas-holding-seized-owners-detained-post-coup-crackdown

2-” Actor-director battered, threatened with death in police custody: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/actor-director-battered-threatened-death-police-custody-report

3-” Gülen’s cousin jailed for ‘membership to Gülen movement’”
https://turkeypurge.com/gulens-cousin-jailed-membership-gulen-movement

4-” Theology professor Suat Yildirim says Diyanet removed his articles from Islamic Encyclopedia”
https://turkeypurge.com/theology-professor-suat-yildirim-says-diyanet-removed-articles-islamic-encyclopedia

5-” Cumhuriyet’s Şık, Sabuncu released as CEO Akın Atalay remains behind bars”
https://turkeypurge.com/cumhuriyets-sik-sabuncu-released-ceo-akin-atalay-remains-behind-bars

6-” RSF calls Turkish journalists’ convictions ‘an act of political despotism’”
https://turkeypurge.com/rsf-calls-turkish-journalists-convictions-act-political-despotism

7-” Turkey’s high court overrules 5-year term given to Can Dündar, asking for heavier sentence on “espionage” charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkeys-high-court-overrules-5-year-term-given-can-dundar-asking-heavier-sentence-espionage-charges

8-” Detention warrants issued for 121 women including sister-in-law of prime coup suspect Adil Öksüz”
https://turkeypurge.com/detention-warrants-issued-121-women-including-sister-law-prime-coup-suspect-adil-oksuz

9-” 25 journalists, columnists given prison sentences of up to 7 years on terror charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/25-journalists-columnists-given-prison-sentences-7-years-terror-charges

10-” Turkey now seeks up to 15 years in prison for wife of Turkish teacher tortured to death in police custody”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkey-now-seeks-15-years-prison-wife-turkish-teacher-tortured-death-police-custody

11-” 65 personnel from naval forces get life sentences in coup trial: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/65-personnel-naval-forces-get-life-sentences-coup-trial-report

12-” Zaman newspaper’s bureau chief in Izmir gets 9-year jail sentence”
https://turkeypurge.com/zaman-newspapers-bureau-chief-izmir-gets-9-year-jail-sentence

13-” Outspoken lawyer barred from taking up Gulen-linked cases”
https://turkeypurge.com/outspoken-lawyer-banned-taking-gulen-linked-cases

14-” 43 out of 80 ‘Gülenist’ women sent to prison for charity sale in benefit of purge-victims in Mersin”
https://turkeypurge.com/43-80-gulenist-women-sent-prison-charity-sale-benefit-purge-victims-mersin

15-” Cellmate of deceased teacher: They kneed him in the back. He held his chest until the day he died due to severe pain”
https://turkeypurge.com/cellmate-deceased-teacher-kneed-back-held-chest-day-died-due-severe-pain

16-” ‘Gülenist’ cancer patient dies days after being released from prison”
https://turkeypurge.com/gulenist-cancer-patient-dies-days-released-prison

17-” Turkish gov’t has detained a third of pro-Kurdish HDP members over last 3 years”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-govt-has-detained-a-third-of-pro-kurdish-hdp-members-over-last-3-years/

18-” Turkish prosecutors revise charge against journalist Soncan over his ‘Gülen movement is not a terror organisation’ statement”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-prosecutors-revise-charge-against-journalist-soncan-over-his-gulen-movement-is-not-a-terror-organisation-statement/

19-” Detention warrants issued for 300 teachers in a month in Turkey’s capital of Ankara”
https://stockholmcf.org/detention-warrants-issued-for-300-teachers-in-a-month-in-turkeys-capital-of-ankara/

20-” Interpol shelves Turkish government’s arrest requests over baseless terrorism charges”
https://stockholmcf.org/interpol-shelves-turkish-governments-arrest-requests-over-baseless-terrorism-charges/

21-” EP member Sommer: High time for EU to act over shocking developments in Turkey”
https://stockholmcf.org/ep-member-sommer-high-time-for-eu-to-act-over-shocking-developments-in-turkey/

22-” CPJ calls on Turkey to stop equating journalism with terrorism”
https://stockholmcf.org/cpj-calls-on-turkey-to-stop-equating-journalism-with-terrorism/

23-” Turkish gov’t puts property of 5 shuttered media outlets up for sale”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-govt-puts-property-of-5-shuttered-media-outlets-up-for-sale/

24-” Turkish court sentences 25 journalists to long prison terms over alleged links to Gülen movement”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-court-sentences-17-journalists-to-long-prison-terms-over-alleged-links-to-gulen-movement/

25-” UN slams Turkish government over widespread human rights violations”
https://stockholmcf.org/un-ohchr-slams-turkish-government-over-widespread-human-rights-violations/

26-” Turkish gov’t issues detention warrants for 121 women on Int’l Women’s Day over alleged Gülen links”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-govt-issues-detention-warrants-for-121-women-on-intl-womens-day-over-alleged-gulen-links/

27-” Turkish gov’t refuses to release woman jailed for alleged Gülen links despite risk of loss of vision”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-govt-refuses-to-release-woman-jailed-for-alleged-gulen-links-despite-risk-of-loss-of-vision/

28-” Int’l bar associations urge Turkish gov’t to stop arbitrary detentions, torture”
https://stockholmcf.org/intl-bar-associations-urge-turkish-govt-to-stop-arbitrary-detentions-torture/

29-” Turkey must return to rule of law – European parliamentarian”
https://ahvalnews.com/trials/turkey-must-return-rule-law-european-parliamentarian

30-” HDP deputy: Prison population in Turkey increased by 100 percent in past 6 years”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/03/09/hdp-deputy-prison-population-in-turkey-increased-by-100-percent-in-past-6-years/

31-” OSCE urges Turkey to free jailed journalists, drop unfounded charges”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/03/09/osce-urges-turkey-to-free-jailed-journalists-drop-unfounded-charges/

Türkiye tarafından işlenenen İnsan Hakları İhlalleri | 2/26/2018-3/5/2018

1-” İşkencenin belgesi: Gökhan Açıkkollu böyle öldürüldü”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/iskencenin-belgesi-gokhan-acikkollu-boyle-olduruldu-h113605.html

2-” Gözaltındaki yönetmen: Saatlerce işkenceye maruz kaldım”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/gozaltindaki-yonetmen-saatlerce-iskenceye-maruz-kaldim-h113593.html

3-” Kırıkkale Cazaevi’nde yine işkence: ‘Adettendir’ deyip saldırıyorlar”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/kirikkale-cazaevinde-yine-iskence-adettendir-deyip-saldiriyorlar-h113590.html

4-” Silivri cezaevinde hak ihlalleri hız kesmeden devam ediyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/silivri-cezaevinde-hak-ihlalleri-hiz-kesmeden-devam-ediyor-h113581.html

5-” Sivas E Tipi yönetiminden tutuklulara işkence, kötü muamele ve psikolojik baskı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/sivas-e-tipi-yonetiminden-tutuklulara-iskence-kotu-muamele-ve-psikolojik-baski-h113543.html

6-” Cezaevinde ayakta sayım vermeyen tutuklulara hem darp hem de ceza”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/cezaevinde-ayakta-sayim-vermeyen-tutuklulara-hem-darp-hem-de-ceza-h113531.html

7-” Türkiye’deki adaletten bir aile manzarası: Anne, baba ve kızları tutuklu”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/turkiyedeki-adaletten-bir-aile-manzarasi-anne-baba-ve-kizlari-tutuklu-h113507.html

8-” İşkenceyle öldürülen Açıkkollu için örgüt, diyerek meşrulaştırmaya çalışmak da işkence suçu”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/iskenceyle-oldurulen-acikkollu-icin-orgut-diyerek-mesrulastirmaya-calismak-da-iskence-sucu-h113506.html

9-” Hayati tehlikesi bulunan Öğretmen Şerif Ağu’nun tedavisi için tahliye edilmesi gerekiyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/hayati-tehlikesi-bulunan-ogretmen-serif-agunun-tedavisi-icin-tahliye-edilmesi-gerekiyor-h113487.html

10-” Yunan gazeteci, işkenceleri ve muhalif medyayı belgeselle ortaya koydu”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/yunan-gazeteci-iskenceleri-ve-muhalif-medyayi-belgeselle-ortaya-koydu-h113450.html

11-” Birleşmiş Milletler: Türkiye’de insan haklarının durumu kötüleşiyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/birlesmis-milletler-turkiyede-insan-haklarinin-durumu-kotulesiyor-h113432.html

12-” Savcılık Gökhan öğretmenle ilgili açıklama yaptı; Gazeteci Ceyhan belgelerle açıklamayı çürüttü”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/savcilik-gokhan-ogretmenle-ilgili-aciklama-yapti-gazeteci-ceyhan-belgelerle-aciklamayi-curuttu-h113427.html

13-” Gözaltında işkenceden ölen Gökhan Açıkkollu’nun belgeseli yapıldı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/gozaltinda-iskenceden-olen-gokhan-acikkollunun-belgeseli-yapildi-h113424.html

14-” Mersin’de sohbetten suikast çıkartıp 43 kişiyi tutukladılar”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/mersinde-sohbetten-suikast-cikartip-43-kisiyi-tutukladilar-h113421.html

15-” Ağır ilaçlar alan Emrah Hanım kör olmak üzere ama tahliye edilmiyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/agir-ilaclar-alan-emrah-hanim-kor-olmak-uzere-ama-tahliye-edilmiyor-h113412.html

16-” Erdoğan rejimi cezaevinde bir kişiyi daha öldürdü”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/erdogan-rejimi-cezaevinde-bir-kisiyi-daha-oldurdu-h113347.html

17-” İşkencelere maruz kalan Deniz Hakan Şen hayatını kaybetti”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/iskencelere-maruz-kalan-deniz-hakan-sen-hayatini-kaybetti-h113346.html

18-” Eskişehir’de gözaltındaki kadınların başörtüsünün zorla çıkarıldığı belirtiliyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/eskisehirde-gozaltindaki-kadinlarin-basortusunun-zorla-cikarildigi-belirtiliyor-h113334.html

19-” Gökhan öğretmenin yaşadığı işkenceleri koğuş arkadaşı teker teker anlattı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/gokhan-ogretmenin-yasadigi-iskenceleri-kogus-arkadasi-teker-teker-anlatti-h113287.html

20-” Tutuklu polis müdürü: Eşimin can güvenliğinden endişe ediyorum”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/tutuklu-polis-muduru-esimin-can-guvenliginden-endise-ediyorum/

21-” Polis pazarcılara tazyikli su ve gazla saldırdı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/polis-pazarcilara-tazyikli-su-ve-gazla-saldirdi/

22-” Üniversitelilere gözaltında işkence: Kadın öğrencinin burnu çatladı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/universitelilere-gozaltinda-iskence-kadin-ogrencinin-burnu-catladi/

23-“Kadınlar Günü: Gülen’in yeğeni, Öksüz’ün baldızı, 33 kadına gözaltı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/29-ilde-operasyon-kadinlar-gununde-onlarca-kadin-gozaltinda/

24-” AKP döneminde kadına şiddet: İlk kez, bir yılda 400 kadın öldürüldü”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/kadina-siddet-akp-iktidarinda-rekor-kiriyor-ilk-kez-bir-yilda-400-kadin-olduruldu/

25-” İstanbul’da gece baskını: Gazeteci Hayri Tunç gözaltında”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/istanbulda-gece-baskini-gazeteci-hayri-tunc-gozaltinda/

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PROTECTING ERDOGAN DISSIDENTS IN THE U.S

Advocates of Silenced Turkey urges The U.S. authorities to take necessary precautions to protect Erdogan dissidents in the U.S

Since the attempted coup of July 15, 2016, staunch supporters of President Erdogan of Turkey, in Turkish politics, media and also public sphere have engaged in threatening and hate speech to silence dissidents in other countries including the U.S. Journalists, academics and businessmen who have been labeled with the Movement have been the main target of this threats.

On December 4 2017, former speechwriter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and current ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy Aydın Ünal threatened Turkish journalists in exile with extrajudicial killings, in his column published in the pro-Erdoğan Yeni Şafak daily.

The AKP deputy listed the names of journalists to be targeted: Ekrem Dumanlı, Adem Yavuz Arslan, Celil Sağır, Bülent Keneş, Abdülhamit Bilici, Erhan Başyurt, Emre Uslu, Akın İpek and Can Dündar.

“You carry out an operation against Turkey with judges and prosecutors, you give logistical support to this judicial theatre with information and documents that you have stolen through espionage, and your men here [in Turkey] and in the world will live in peace?” Ünal threatened.

In another article published on Nov. 27 in Yeni Şafak, Ünal threatened sympathizers of the Gülen movement in Turkey, saying tougher days lie ahead as a result of the case against Reza Zarrab.

Some of the names listed by Aydin Unal are known to be located in the U.S. Ekrem Dumanli, Adem Yavuz Aslan, Abdulhamit Bilici, Emre Uslu have been living in the U.S and openly carry out their works with their articles and YouTube videos and live Periscope broadcastings especially focusing on Turkish politics and ongoing persecutions.

Ekrem Dumanli who was targeted by Aydin Ünal was previously an editor-in-chief of Zaman Daily and fled Turkey after the controversial coup attempt in 2016. On October 30, 2016, Ragip Soylu, the Washington correspondent of Daily Sabah, which is used for propaganda and spying activities by the Turkish Intelligence in the U.S posted secretly taken photos of Mr. Dumanli. It should be considered as an important indication that Mr. Dumanli was under the surveillance of Turkish Intelligence in the U.S. (https://twitter.com/ragipsoylu/status/792736573217439745)

Dr. Emrullah Uslu, the former columnist for Today’s Zaman is one of the leading figures that continuously has been threatened by the the Turkish Government affiliated figures. He is a full-time professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at VIU.

Following President Erdoğan’s statement on September 19, 2016 that ‘no country is safe for Gülen movement sympathizers, the pro-Justice and Development Party (AKP) media has targeted Emre Uslu, along with some other journalists such as Adem Yavuz Aslan, Tuncay Opçin, Aydogan Vatandas and Dr. Atilla Yayla by publishing their secretly taken photos in different parts of the U.S. (https://www.turkishminute.com/2016/09/19/no-country-safe-gulen-sympathizers-erdogan-says/)

Adem Yavuz Aslan, a well-known Turkish investigative journalist, who was threatened in Aydin Ünal’s article has become the main focus of these threats when he followed the ongoing federal trial in New York where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is accused of personally approving a scheme to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran. Adem Yavuz Aslan states that he was informed by some colleagues that he might be a target of an assassination attempt because of his coverage of the trial.

During his coverage of the trial, he was continuously harassed by the Anatolian Agency which secretly took his footage and published it Turkish media as if he is a criminal.

Cem Küçük, another staunch supporter of Erdogan and mouthpiece of Turkish Intelligence has also threatened the Turkish journalists and academics in the U.S.

‘People who are well known by the public such as, Ekrem Dumanli, Emre Uslu, Tuncay Opcin, and Seref Ali Tekalan will be grabbed by the nape of their neck and taken to Turkey. When they wake up whey will find themselves in the hands of the Turkish police and the court. Those days are not too far away.’

‘We will see the end of those who say, ‘I am safe in the US,’ ‘They cannot do anything to me.’ Wherever you flee, the Turkish state will bring you back. Many of your residences have been located. Your homes and workplaces are known. Even the countries where you demanded asylum will not protect you but will extradite you. It is soon. Wait…’ added Küçük. (https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/10/20/pro-govt-journalist-turkey-to-abduct-gulen-followers-in-us-europe/)

Serif Ali Tekalan, who is threatened by Cem Küçük is a medical professor who took charge of North American University, based in Houston, Texas, early in 2017. He has been target of baseless allegations and smear campaigns by the pro-government media in Turkey since then.

Tuncay Opcin, an investigative journalist who now resides in Houston is another well-known Turkish journalist who continuously has received death threats from figures like Cem Kucuk. Opcin says that the threats and the surveillance against him started after the coup attempt. He states that the first surveillance against occurred on Sept. 11 in 2016 at a shopping mall. The lengthy surveillance job against him made him think it was “a professional intelligence and surveillance job.”

Opcin chalks his targeting to his intense criticism of Erdogan’s government and his work as an investigative journalist. Opcin also says that he is disappointed about CPJ and Amnesty International since they did not pay attention to these threats and violations as expected. (http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/03/who-is-spying-on-turkish-journalists-in-the-us/)

Abdulhamit Bilici, the last editor-in-chief of Daliy Zaman before Government takeover in 2016 is another well-known journalist threatened in Aydin Unal’s article who now resides in the U.S.

While the exiled journalists and academics mentioned above were openly threatened by the Turkish Government linked figures, some other leading figures affiliated with Gulen movement in the U.S were harassed and covertly threatened by the Turkish Anatolian Agency and some other pro-government Turkish media organizations.

Pro-government Turkish Star Daily published the house photographs and addresses of Cemil Teber, Faruk Taban, Yuksel Alp Dogan, Hasan Ali Yurtsever, Burak Yeneroglu, Talha Sarac and Hakan Sukur who reside in different parts of the U.S. (http://www.star.com.tr/pazar/himmet-malikaneleri-haber-1279150/)

Besides, the threats from the Turkish media and Government affiliated figures towards the journalists and some leading participants of Hizmet Movement in the U.S, some business owners, grocery stores and even bookstores have been attacked by pro-Government groups in the U.S.

Nizam Market, a Turkish grocery store based in NJ has been attacked and verbally threatened by a Turkish government supporter on July, 2016.

Ant Bookstore, based in NJ has also been targeted and attacked several times in 2016 and 2017. Dr. Huseyin Senturk states that they detected several spying and surveillance activities in the store which were conducted by some Turkish nationals. He also says that the store was attacked and costumers were verbally threatened by a Turkish government supporter adding that the windowpanes of the store were also broken by some unknown figures.

On November 7 2017, Vakkas Doğantekin, a pro-government columnist and the president of the California-based Turkish community organization, TURCA, has attacked a Turkish speaking ice-cream seller affiliated with Hizmet Movement by calling him “terrorist” and “Jewish dog,”.

Dogantekin’s bio on TURCA’s website says he is a California resident for over 10 years and a freelance journalist contributing to Al Jazeera. He wrote at least three Op-Eds in 2017 for the pro-Erdogan daily newspaper, Daily Sabah.

Conclusion:

Considering all these particular incidents, some journalists, academics and NGO directors, businessmen affiliated with Hizmet Movement in the U.S has been continuously targeted by Turkish Government linked figures. The U.S federal and local security authorities should be aware of the fact that Turkish Government doesn’t function and operate as a regular democratic state respecting the international laws and principles. Therefore, it is safe to analyze that Turkish Government can try some undercover operations by using mob groups or militia forces trained by the Turkish Intelligence overseas here in the U.S as well. Advocates of Silenced Turkey strongly urges U.S security forces to take all necessary precautions to protect the lives of the people who might be in danger.

For more detailed information about these risks, please look at the report prepared by the Advocates of Silenced Turkey on the current and possible threats supporters of the Gulen Movement face abroad titled “I Cannot Say We Are Absolutely Safe Even Abroad.” Read more here: http://silencedturkey.org/protection-of-hizmet-participants

Download the report on threats supporters of Gulen Movement face abroad as pdf: AST_Report_Threats_Gulen-Movement

We urge everyone to take action. Please express your views or send attached letter to your two senators and representative to protect dissidents of Erdogan in the U.S.

Find your representative: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
Find your senators: https://www.senate.gov/senators/

Download the sample statement as pdf: AST_Letter_Threats_Gulen-Movement

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