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It is high time for the European Court of Human Rights to step in!

Turkey witnessed a coup attempt on 15 July 2016. The 3-month State of the Emergency regime which was declared immediately after the coup attempt (21/07/2016) by the Cabinet “to preserve the democratic order” has since been extended for five times.Despite calls by the European Union, the Council of Europe, and the Venice Commission and numerous human rights institutions for the Turkish government to end it, the State of Emergency Regime remains in effect. In defiance of its purpose, The Turkish government has subversively used the State of Emergency Regime against the country’s democratic parliamentary system, the rule of law and human rights.

During the state of emergency, so far;
-28 deputies have been taken into custody, duly elected mayors of 90 different towns/cities have been removed from office,
-61,247 individuals, including 16 deputies, two members of the Constitutional Court, 193 members of the Court of Cassation, 2360 judges and prosecutors, 571 lawyers and 308 journalists have been arrested,
-As of today, a total of 128,998 people have been taken into custody for terrorism-related offenses (being the members of an armed terrorist organization. 100 people a day are being arrested on average.

With thirty different Emergency Decree Law, which is exempt from judicial review;
-146,713 public servants including 4463 judges and prosecutors, 8693 academics, 6687 doctors and paramedics 44,392 teachers have been dismissed from their jobs,
-3003 private hospitals, schools, student dorms and universities, 187 media outlets, 1,412 associations and 139 charities have been shut down, and their assets have been confiscated,
-1,020 private companies have been seized.

On the face of these human rights breaches, European Court of Human Rights is the ultimate hope of the victims. Yet, the ECHR has been consistently refusing applications on the grounds that the domestic remedies in Turkey is not yet consummated.In order to prevent conviction at the ECHR, the Turkish government instituted the Constitutional Court as an additional court of appeal for individuals and established a highly unproductive Commission on Statutory Decrees Under State of Emergency. Neither institution helps the victims.

Only last week, four separate criminal courts of the first instance have refused to implement an order of the Turkish Constitutional Court to release veteran journalist Mehmet Altan and Sahin Alpay:
-On 11 January 2018, the Turkish Constitutional Court decided that the detention of journalists Sahin Alpay and Mehmet Altan were unlawful and that it constituted a violation of their rights protected by both the Turkish Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights,
-On the same day, Istanbul 13th and 26th High Penal Courts refused to release Altan and Alpay on the grounds that the decisions (of the TCC) have not yet been published in the Official Gazette,
-On 12 January 2018, Istanbul 13th and 26th High Penal Courts declined release of Altan and Alpay once again on the grounds that the TCC exceeded its authority as specified in the Constitution itself,
-On 15 January 2018, Istanbul 14th and 27th High Penal Courts turned down objections from the lawyers of Altan and Alpay that the decision of the TCC had to be implemented without delay and ordered their detention to continue.

In the light of the above, there is without a doubt no effective domestic remedy in Turkey and the judicial hierarchy as determined by the Turkish Constitution has been disrupted.

We, therefore, urge The European Court of Human Rights to reconsider its current view that the Turkish Constitutional Court offers an effective domestic remedy and start without further delay reconsidering applications brought by thousands of victims against Turkey.

It is high time for the European Court of Human Rights to step in!

We urge everyone to take action. Please sign the petition linked below:
https://www.change.org/p/the-european-court-of-human-rights-the-council-of-europe-it-is-high-time-for-the-european-court-of-human-rights-to-step-in?recruiter=735343625&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_twitter_responsive

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AST Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly Jan 8

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Turkey’s Human Rights Violations | 1/1/2018-1/8/2018

1-” Arti Gercek columnist under police custody for 3 days”
https://turkeypurge.com/arti-gercek-columnist-police-custody-3-days

2-” Gülen’s nephew detained in Istanbul”
https://turkeypurge.com/gulens-nephew-detained-istanbul

3-” Turkish police detain another pro-Kurdish deputy in İzmir: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-police-detain-another-pro-kurdish-deputy-izmir-report

4-” Turkey’s National Intelligence received 25,000 informer reports on Gülenists in 2017: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkeys-national-intelligence-received-25000-informer-reports-gulenists-2017-report

5-” Turkey’s new racist political party: ‘Turks are superior race’”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkeys-new-racist-political-party-turks-superior-race

6-” Turkish court approves 34-year sentence for 6 pro-Kurdish university students”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-court-approves-34-year-sentence-6-pro-kurdish-university-students

7-” Journalist Aysenur Arslan gets 12-month jail sentence for insulting Erdogan”
https://turkeypurge.com/journalist-aysenur-arslan-gets-12-month-jail-sentence-insulting-erdogan

8-” [VIDEO] Pro-Erdogan journalists urge gov’t to seize Gulenists’ assets and pay potential US fines against Halkbank”
https://turkeypurge.com/video-pro-erdogan-journalists-urge-govt-seize-assets-gulenists-pay-us-fines-halkbank

9-” Yet another journalist jailed in Turkey, already worst jailer of media in world”
https://turkeypurge.com/yet-another-journalist-jailed-turkey-already-worst-jailer-media-world

10-” Two women detained during visit to jailed husbands in Edirne prison”
https://turkeypurge.com/two-women-detained-visit-jailed-husbands-edirne-prison

11-” Former Zaman columnist Ali Unal, under arrest for 17 months, denied request for release”
https://turkeypurge.com/zaman-columnist-ali-unal-arrest-17-months-denied-request-release

12-” ‘Gülenist’ couple ‘battered and tortured’ in Nevşehir prison”
https://turkeypurge.com/gulenist-couple-battered-tortured-nevsehir-prison-claim

13-” Disabled son of purge-victim ‘Gülenist’ family dies of intestinal cancer: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/disabled-son-purge-victim-gulenist-family-dies-intestinal-cancer-report

14-” Turkish court sentences pro-Kurdish deputy to 16 years, eight months in jail”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-court-sentences-pro-kurdish-deputy-16-years-eight-months-jail

15-” Pro-Kurdish HDP deputy gets 21 months in jail for insulting Erdogan”
https://turkeypurge.com/pro-kurdish-hdp-deputy-gets-21-months-jail-insulting-erdogan

16-” Report: 189 journalists detained, 58 remanded in prison in 2017″
https://turkeypurge.com/report-189-journalists-detained-58-remanded-prison-2017

17-” At least 49 former Bank Asya shareholders taken into custody over coup charges: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/least-49-former-bank-asya-shareholders-coup-charges

18-” Pro-Kurdish deputy, already in jail, gets 1.5 years more in prison”
https://turkeypurge.com/pro-kurdish-deputy-already-jail-gets-1-5-years-prison

19-” 5-year-old boy dies after being hit by police vehicle in Diyarbakir: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/5-year-old-boy-dies-hit-police-vehicle-diyarbakir-report

20-” HDP leader, already in jail, fined TL 15,000 for insulting Erdogan”
https://turkeypurge.com/hdp-leader-already-jail-fined-tl-15000-insulting-erdogan

21-” Civilians now taking up arms in two provinces, says İYİ Party leader”
https://turkeypurge.com/civilians-now-taking-arms-two-provinces-says-iyi-party-leader

22-” Business ethics professor remanded in prison after trying to escape to Greece”
https://turkeypurge.com/business-ethics-professor-remanded-prison-trying-escape-greece

23-” 36 more sought in İstanbul on suspicion of ByLock use”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/01/06/36-more-sought-in-istanbul-on-suspicion-of-bylock-use/

24-” Turkish minister: 48,305 people jailed in 2017 over Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/01/05/turkish-minister-48305-people-jailed-in-2017-over-gulen-links/

25-” Lawyer under investigation, accompanied by infant, put in pretrial detention”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/01/01/lawyer-under-investigation-accompanied-by-infant-put-in-pretrial-detention/

26-” Detention warrants issued for 70 more military personnel over Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/01/04/detention-warrants-issued-for-70-more-military-personnel-over-gulen-links/

27-“German Ministry Confirms Connection Between Violent Gang And Turkish Gov’t”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/30/erdogan-says-chp-leader-supports-all-terrorist-organizations/

28-“German Ministry Confirms Connection Between Violent Gang And Turkish Gov’t”
https://stockholmcf.org/german-ministry-confirms-connection-between-violent-gang-and-turkish-govt/

29-“KESK: Over 50 Public Officials, Who Were Dismissed By Gov’t Decrees, Commit Suicide In Turkey”
https://stockholmcf.org/kesk-over-50-public-officials-who-were-dismissed-by-govt-decrees-commit-suicide-in-turkey/

30-“Gülen’s 63-Year-Old Disabled Cousin Put Into Solitary Confinement By Turkish Authorities ”
https://stockholmcf.org/gulens-63-year-old-disabled-cousin-put-into-solitary-confinement-by-turkish-authorities/

31-“Erdoğan Targets Boğaziçi University, Claims ‘Engaged In Activities Against Turkey’”
https://stockholmcf.org/erdogan-targets-bogazici-university-claims-engaged-in-activities-against-turkey/

32-” Four Young People Subjected To Turkish Police Violence Due To Hair Style”
https://stockholmcf.org/four-young-people-subjected-to-turkish-police-violence-due-to-hair-style/

33-” Report: Erdoğan Constructing New Regime In Turkey By Gov’t Decrees Under Rule Of Emergency”
https://stockholmcf.org/report-erdogan-constructing-new-regime-in-turkey-by-govt-decrees-under-rule-of-emergency/

34-” İstanbul Bar Files Complaint Against Minister Soylu Over His ‘Break The Legs’ Order”
https://stockholmcf.org/istanbul-bar-files-complaint-against-minister-soylu-over-his-break-the-legs-order/

35-” France Judicial Union Urges Macron To Require Erdoğan To Release Jailed Lawyers”
https://stockholmcf.org/france-judicial-union-urges-macron-to-require-erdogan-to-release-jailed-lawyers/

36-” France’s Macron urges respect of rule of law in talks with Erdogan”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-turkey/frances-macron-urges-respect-of-rule-of-law-in-talks-with-erdogan-idUSKBN1EU1LI

37-” More than 100,000 Turks who lost jobs after 2016 coup attempt await rulings”
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/more-than-100000-turks-who-lost-jobs-after-2016-coup-attempt-await-rulings/article37477562/

38-” Council of Europe criticizes Turkish ban on LGBTI events”
http://jacksonobserver.com/council-of-europe-criticizes-turkish-ban-on-lgbti-events/

Türkiye tarafından işlenenen İnsan Hakları İhlalleri | 1/1/2018-1/8/2018

1-” Katil sivillerden sonra, şirket yağmalayan kayyımları da korumaya aldılar.”
http://aktifhaber.com/ekonomi/katil-sivillerden-sonra-sirket-yagmalayan-kayyimlari-da-korumaya-aldilar-h110310.html

2-” Gergerlioğlu: Berk’i kaybettik, bari Eray babasını görmeli”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/gergerlioglu-berki-kaybettik-bari-eray-babasini-gormeli-h110289.html

3-” ‘Tek tip Erdoğan’ın kişisel intikam davasıdır'”
http://aktifhaber.com/genel/tek-tip-erdoganin-kisisel-intikam-davasidir-h110292.html

4-” AYM, 12 Eylül işkenceleriyle ilgili hukuk defterini kapattı”
http://aktifhaber.com/genel/aym-12-eylul-iskenceleriyle-ilgili-hukuk-defterini-kapatti-h110301.html

5-” OHAL Türkiye’sinde KHK mağduru 50 kişi intihar etti”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/ohal-turkiyesinde-khk-magduru-50-kisi-intihar-etti-h110265.html

6-” 15 öğrenciye cinsel istismarda bulunan okul görevlisi tutuklandı..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/15-ogrenciye-cinsel-istismarda-bulunan-okul-gorevlisi-tutuklandi-h110250.html

7-” Engelli öğrenciyi döven öğretmen ikinci kez serbest kaldı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/engelli-ogrenciyi-doven-ogretmen-ikinci-kez-serbest-kaldi-h110234.html

8-” Gergerlioğlu, Görmez ailesine uygulanan zulmü kaleme aldı..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/gergerlioglu-gormez-ailesine-uygulanan-zulmu-kaleme-aldi-h110197.html

9-” Çankırı’da Polisten uzun saç dayağı..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/cankirida-polisten-uzun-sac-dayagi-h110183.html

10-” Ahmet Altan: Darbenin değil, hukukun ve demokrasinin peşindeydik”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/ahmet-altan-darbenin-degil-hukukun-ve-demokrasinin-pesindeydik-h110170.html

11-” ‘Çocuklar ölmesin’ diyen Ayşe öğretmen’in cezası ertelendi..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/cocuklar-olmesin-diyen-ayse-ogretmenin-cezasi-ertelendi-h110169.html

12-” Ethem Sarısülük davasındaki delillerin tahrip edildiği ortaya çıktı..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/ethem-sarisuluk-davasindaki-delillerin-tahrip-edildigi-ortaya-cikti-h110161.html

13-” Savcı “Sizin dosyanız zaten hazır” diyerek tutuklattı cezaevinde hücreye atıldılar”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/savci-sizin-dosyaniz-zaten-hazir-diyerek-tutuklatti-cezaevinde-hucreye-atildilar-h110142.html

14-” İşkenceyle öldürülen Yurdakul’un avukatı: C3 koğuşu özellikle oluşturulmuş..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/iskenceyle-oldurulen-yurdakulun-avukati-c3-kogusu-ozellikle-olusturulmus-h110056.html

15-” 35 günlük Akif Bebek de cezaevine götürüldü..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/35-gunluk-akif-bebek-de-cezaevine-goturuldu-h110041.html

16-” Aile Bakanı’nın hapisteki bebeklere duyarsız kalmasına tepki yağdı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/aile-bakaninin-hapisteki-bebeklere-duyarsiz-kalmasina-tepki-yagdi-h110036.html

17-” Gazi’de polisin öldürdüğü 2 kişinin davasında OHAL koruması..”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/gazide-polisin-oldurdugu-2-kisinin-davasinda-ohal-korumasi-h110186.html

18-” “Hayatı boyunca darbelere karşı olmuş biri olduğum ortada…””
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/hayati-boyunca-darbelere-karsi-olmus-biri-oldugum-ortada-h110175.html

19-” Soylu, Gülen hareketine yönelik cinnet halinin raporunu sundu..”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/soylu-gulen-hareketine-yonelik-cinnet-halinin-raporunu-sundu-h110100.html

20-” Konya’da Gülen Hareketi’ne kitlesel operasyonlarda 14 kişiye gözaltı..”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/konyada-gulen-hareketine-kitlesel-operasyonlarda-14-kisiye-gozalti-h110103.html

21-” OHAL’in suç karnesi: 126 suç türü”
http://www.tr724.com/ohalin-suc-karnesi-126-suc-turu/

22-” Türkiye’deki baski, tecrit, tutuklamalar ve yurt dişina hicretin belgeseli”
http://www.tr724.com/turkiyedeki-baski-tecrit-tutuklamalar-yurt-disina-hicretin-belgeseli/

23-“Anayasa mahkemesi, ‘insanlik suçu’ olan işkenceyi kapatti; gerekçe zamanaşimi ”
http://www.tr724.com/anayasa-mahkemesi-insanlik-sucu-olan-iskenceyi-kapatti-gerekce-zamanasimi/

24-” Ümit Özdağ: silahli kamplar için nokta verebiliriz, 23 ayda 2.3 milyon silah satildi ”
http://www.tr724.com/umit-ozdag-silahli-kamplar-icin-nokta-verebiliriz-23-ayda-2-3-milyon-silah-satildi/

25-” Anayasa hukuku profesörü Kaboğlu: KHK’lari mit hazirliyor, hukuken yok hükmünde”
http://www.tr724.com/anayasa-hukuku-profesoru-kaboglu-khklari-mit-hazirliyor-hukuken-yok-hukmunde/

26-” Zeybekçi yine gebertmekten söz etti, KHK’yi savundu: birkaç kişiyi gebertirsem hesabi mi sorulacak?”
http://www.tr724.com/zeybekci-yine-gebertmekten-soz-etti-khkyi-savandu-birkac-kisiyi-gebertirsem-hesabi-mi-sorulacak/

27-” Bank Asya hissedarlarina operasyon, 68 gözalti karari ”
http://www.tr724.com/bank-asya-hissedarlarina-operasyon-68-gozalti-karari/

28-” ‘Boğaziçi Üniversitesi yerli ve milli değerlere yaslanamıyor’”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/erdogan-bogazici-universitesi-yerli-ve-milli-degerlere-yaslanamiyor/

29-” Bu kez Keysan Gülen: Gülen’in bir yakını daha gözaltına alındı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/bu-kez-keysan-gulen-gulenin-bir-yakini-daha-gozaltina-alindi/

30-” Gazeteci Deniz Yücel: Tek tip kıyafeti asla kabul etmeyeceğim”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/gazeteci-deniz-yucel-tek-tip-kiyafeti-asla-kabul-etmeyecegim/

31-” ‘Nazilerden tek fark; Bugün Türkiye’de sadece gaz odaları yok’”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/nazilerden-tek-fark-bugun-turkiyede-sadece-gaz-odalari-yok/

32-” AKP’li Elitaş: Şunu taciz ettin, yumruk vurdun, diye mi yargılansınlar?”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/gulu-elestiren-akpli-elitasa-gore-sunu-taciz-etmek-yumruk-vurmak-normal/

33-” Dünya tanık: Özakça’nın annesi yerlerde sürüklenerek gözaltında”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/semih-ozakcanin-annesi-yerlerde-suruklenerek-gozaltinda/

34-” Bitlis’te PKK’lılara ait olduğu iddia edilen 279 mezar açıldı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/bitliste-pkklilara-ait-oldugu-iddia-edilen-279-mezar-acildi/

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Turkish Teachers in Afghanistan

The National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghan intelligence agency, abducted four teachers including one Afghan and three Turkish nationals from one of the schools run by the Afghan Turk CAG Educational NGO (ATCE) on 12 December 2017. While three Turkish nationals and one Afghan teacher were released, two Turkish nationals are still under house arrest and face possible deportation to Turkey.

The ATCE was founded by Gulen inspired Turkish businessmen and teachers and has been running several schools in different cities of Afghanistan since 1995. Despite all the difficulties in the region, the ATCE has continued to maintain its services believing that education is the only way to overcome those difficulties.

Former Deputy Minister of Education, Sediq Patman classified the situation as “politically motivated and unethical.” Former NDS chief has also defined the move as unprecedented in recent years, also as a shameful act for the government. According to former government officials, the raid by the NDS was illegal in the sense that the security forces have been used by the government leaders for political objectives. Despite these statements, there has not been an official comment on the incidence, neither by the government nor the intelligence agency.

Moreover, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani traveled to Istanbul a day before the incidence (12/11/17) to attend a summit organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Ministry of Education said, “it was satisfied with the functioning of these schools, but decision on their fate rested with President Ghani.” Reportedly few days before the operation, the Turkish government announced arrest warrant on teachers’ name for taking part in the so-called coup attempt. Documents indicate that the UN has provided asylum protection to one of the abducted teachers and asked authorities not to extradite him to Turkey.

The operation against the ATCE is part of a Turkish campaign against the followers of Fethullah Gulen who is a Turkish cleric which lives in self-imposed exile in the U.S. He promotes a moderate form of Islam, supports inter-faith communication and inspires to promote education in different parts of the world. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses him of orchestrating the failed coup-attempt. Mr. Gulen has strongly been denying all the allegations.

As the Advocates of Silenced Turkey, we strongly request your assistance to remind the Afghan authorities to ensure that the individuals at risk avoid expulsion in Turkey, where they would, with a great deal of certainty, be subject to torture and ill-treatment. We do believe that this is also an important moment to act in accordance with the Constitution of Afghanistan and relevant provisions of accepted international human rights treaties, in particular, CAT Article 3. We further believe that this is also an opportunity to demonstrate Afghanistan’s resolute commitment to upholding the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights, ahead of its upcoming UN Human Rights Council membership.

Read AST’s statement on the Turkish teachers in Afghanistan : http://silencedturkey.org/missing-teachers-in-afghanistan

Read more on the situation of Turkish teachers in Afghanistan : http://silencedturkey.org/fate-of-four-afghan-turk-teachers-remains-uncertain
http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/12278-erdogan-s-long-shadow-reaches-g-len-s-schools-afghanistan

Download sample statement a word document: AST_Letter_Teachers_in_Afghanistan

We urge everyone to take action. Express your views or send attached statement to the following addresses:

1. Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan
Twitter: @ashrafghani
Phone: 0202104444, 0202104445
(Can be reached through the Acting Spokesperson for the President’s Office)

Shah Hussain Murtazawi, Acting Spokesperson for the President’s Office
Phone: +93 (0) 728 998 907
Email: murtazawi84@yahoo.com

2. Salahuddin Rabbani. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, Malek Asghar St. Kabul, Afghanistan
Phone: 0093 (0) 20 2100372, 0093 (0) 20 2100371
Email: info@mfa.af
Twitter: @mfa_afghanistan
http://mfa.gov.af/en/form/contactus

3. Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the United States
Address: Embassy of Afghanistan, 2341 Wyoming Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202-483-6410
Fax: 202-483-6488
Twitter: @hmohib
info@afghanembassy.ushttps://www.afghanembassy.us/contact-us/

4. Mahmoud SAIKAL, Ambassador and Permanent Representative
Permanent Mission of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New York
Address: 633 Third Avenue Floor 27A, New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-972 1212
Fax: 212-972 1216
@AfghanMissionUN
info@afghanistan-un.org

5. U.S. Embassy Kabul
Phone: (00 93) (0)700-10-8000
Fax: (00 93) (0)700-108-564
@USEmbassyKabul
KabulACS@state.gov

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AST Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly Jan 1

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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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STATUTORY DECREE NO. 696

After the July 15th failed-coup attempt, the Turkish state has engaged in many illegal activities. The Erdogan regime passed several statutory decrees including the Decree number 675, which is mentioned in detail below, to suppress fear of persecution its supporters possess and encourage them to continue their work. As a matter of fact, the statutory decree mentioned provides impunity to the government officials who have acted in an illegal manner toward masses demonized by the government aided media, in the direction of Erdogan regime’s policies. Nonetheless, it protects them from being prosecuted for any crimes they commit.

Currently, Erdogan regime has issued a new statutory decree (KHK) which indicates that all citizens, regardless of whether they are public servant, are entitled to any kind of intervention against those who are demonized and labeled as terrorist by the regime. Accordingly, any person or group considered to be a terrorist in the eyes of the government may be deprived of all rights recognized as universal human rights. Furthermore, anyone who unfairly treats these labeled individuals, without any authorization or court decision, will get impunity from legal or criminal penalties.

The new arrangement is such a dangerous law that can cause execution of a judge who acquits someone who has been unfairly judged as a member of a terrorist organization because doing so would seem as if the judge was supporting the terrorist organization.

Likewise, any person or group who is a terrorist in the eyes of the government can become a victim of any person who sees themselves as a supporter of the Erdogan regime.

To conclude, this arrangement has made lawlessness lawful and severely harms the independence of the Turkish judiciary. With this arrangement, everyone who receives government support becomes a judge, a prosecutor and everyone also become a legal victim.

Read AST’s statement on the Decree Law: http://silencedturkey.org/statement-statutory-decrees-no695-696

We urge everyone to take action. Express your views or send attached statement to following addresses:

U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senators
State Representatives
State Senators

Find your members of Congress:https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

American Bar Association
https://www.americanbar.org/about_the_aba/contact.html

Federal Bar Association
http://www.fedbar.org/Menu/Contact-Us.aspx

Supreme Court Bar Association
https://www.supremecourt.gov/contact/contactus.aspx

Download sample statement for Bar associations as a word document: AST_Letter_Decree_Bar

Download sample statement for members of Congress as a word document: AST_Letter_Decree_Representatives

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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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STATUTORY DECREE NO. 696 AND THE DEMISE OF RULE OF LAW

Since the July 15 alleged coup attempt, which President Erdogan defined as a blessing from God, Turkish democracy and justice have continuously deteriorated every day. Within the 24 hours after the alleged coup attempt, the Turkish state that was future-promising and showing signs of being able to compete with countries such as those of the European Union changed drastically. In less than 24 hours after the July 15th, Turkey woke up the widespread chaos; unresolved crimes, kidnappings, coffee shop raids, corruption and many illegal acts that would are accustomed to Third World Countries.

After the July 15th failed-coup attempt, the state has engaged in many illegal activities. The Erdogan regime passed several statutory decrees including the Decree number 675, which is mentioned in detail below, to suppress fear of persecution its supporters possess and encourage them to continue their work. As a matter of fact, the statutory decree mentioned provides impunity to the government officials who have acted in an illegal manner toward masses demonized by the government aided media, in the direction of Erdogan regime’s policies. Nonetheless, it protects them from being prosecuted for any crimes they commit.

Currently, Erdogan regime has issued a statutory decree (KHK) which indicates that all citizens, regardless of whether they are public servant, are entitled to any kind of intervention against those who are demonized and labeled as terrorist by the regime. Accordingly, any person or group considered to be a terrorist in the eyes of the government may be deprived of all rights recognized as universal human rights. Furthermore, anyone who unfairly treats these labeled individuals, without any authorization or court decision, will get impunity from legal or criminal penalties.

Turkey, once shown as a model country for the Middle East, is being rebuilt by the Erdogan regime which is taking conscientious steps to change the state structure and amplify social polarization.

As stated above, on November 8, 2016, the AKP regime issued the 675 numbered Decree Law and tried to cover up crimes committed by civil servants on July 15th. According to this decree: m.37/1:”Within the scope of suppression of the acts of coup d’etat and terrorist acts carried out on 07/15/2016 and their continuing actions, the persons who make decisions or implements measures, and who take part in all kinds of judicial and administrative measures, are immune from legal, administrative, financial and criminal liability within the scope of the decree laws issued during the state of emergency. ”

The following provision has been added to the Decree Law No. 675, with the Decree Law No. 696. According to this:

It is indicated that “Regardless of whether they carry an official position or whether they fulfill an official duty, the first clause shall apply to those who act within the scope of suppression of acts of coup and terrorism carried out on 15 July 2016 and their continuing actions”.

According to the new regulation, regardless of an individual carrying an official position or irrespective of whether or not they have fulfilled an official duty, the persons acting in the context of the suppression of terrorist acts and their continuing actions on July 15th shall have immunity from legal, administrative, financial and penal responsibilities.

The decree law will allow individuals who may not be an official, someone in the law enforcement such as military or police, to take actions and measures without considering their legal, penal, judicial, or administrative consequences. This is a clear violation of the main criteria of fighting crimes, such as being moderate and following principles such as lawfulness. With this arrangement, people have a legal basis to perceive themselves as police officials, which is not possible under a normal legal system. As a result, individuals in the society who feel the government’s support will be able to act with unlimited power.

In a country where it is a crime to even torture a street dog, the legal right to kill any human in any inhumane manner on the basis of unfounded accusations illustrates the extremity of this arbitrary regulation. Accordingly, under the protection of the government, individuals can be a judge, prosecutor and executioner at the same time, and the treat anyone as they wish without the pressure of any time constraints.

Since the arrangement issued inherently protects any kind of actions taken, victims whose rights will be violated will not have any right to file appeals regarding the violations. As a matter of fact, rights have been granted that would not have been granted to anyone or be recognized in any legal system in any country governed by democracy with the noted decree law.

The new arrangement is a declaration of the demise of rule of law, and its replacement with a new state order. In recent times in Turkey, the concepts of acts of terror and terrorism have ceased to be clad in terms of legality. These terms are now merely political in nature. A new concept as ‘unarmed terrorist organization’ has been introduced the courtrooms in Turkey. In the noted decree-law, the concepts related to acts of terror or the term, “continuation of acts of terror”, has not been clarified. This issue is the greatest threat to the hundreds of thousands of people who are subject to or potentially will face unfair trials in the country.

The expression of “suppression of the continuity of the actions” mentioned in the decree-law stipulates that any kind of intervention in the name of suppressing actions regarded as a continuation of actions related to the coup attempt and acts of terror cannot be prosecuted. Furthermore, “the persons who, within the context of the decree laws issued during the state of emergency, makes decisions and acts according to their duties”, whether official or civilian, are given the right to intervene on matters related to individuals whom they label as a terrorist or affiliated with terrorist attacks.

According to this, when someone who has been purged with decree-laws gets in touch with someone else in a similar situation for any reason, they are accepted to potentially have a connection to the July 15th coup attempt.

In this case, since there is no authority to object to the uncountable unlawfulness that may arise, individuals that resorts to inhumane or illegal actions may continue their lives from where they have left it without facing any kind of legal action. Thus, if someone confiscates another’s car, the car owner will not be able to ask “Why did you take it?” Because the regulation in question blocks all kinds of legal initiatives.

Likewise, terrorist organizations close to the current government, mafia-like communities, and paramilitary organizations will get immunity from prosecution and will not be held responsible for their actions. These are privileges that even the state do not possess.

In this context, it is clearly seen that the AKP government seeks to establish a Turkish version of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Notions related to Democracy and human rights can be read in Turkey, yet these concepts will no longer be beyond imagination.

The new arrangement is such a dangerous law that can cause execution of a judge who acquits someone who has been unfairly judged as a member of a terrorist organization because doing so would seem as if the judge was supporting the terrorist organization.

Likewise, any person or group who is a terrorist in the eyes of the government can become a victim of any person who sees themselves as a supporter of the Erdogan regime.

To conclude, this arrangement has made lawlessness lawful and severely harms the independence of the Turkish judiciary. With this arrangement, everyone who receives government support becomes a judge, a prosecutor and everyone also become a legal victim.

Download the statement as pdf: Statutory Decree No. 696 and The Demise of Rule of Law

Download the statement in Turkish as pdf: AST_696 sayılı KHK ve hukuk devletin çöküşü

NEWS ARTICLES ON THIS SUBJECT:

Erdogan Law Stirs Fears of Legalized Extra-Judicial Violence
“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest emergency decree risks inciting political violence by giving legal cover to pro-government vigilantes, opposition parties and legal authorities warned. The order, declared in the Official Gazette on Sunday, grants sweeping immunity for acting against terrorism or attempts to overthrow the government. Civilians won’t face legal consequences for actions against last year’s coup attempt — or more importantly — anything that could be considered its “continuation,” the decree said.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-25/erdogan-decree-stokes-fears-of-legalized-extra-judicial-violence

Immunity to civilians thwarting coup stirs debate in Turkey
“A new state of emergency decree released on Dec. 24 providing immunity to civilians who fought against last year’s coup attempt and terrorist acts that followed it has triggered a fresh debate in Turkey. Metin Feylzioğlu, the head of the Bar Associations in Turkey, said such a law granting immunity to civilians who confronted the July 15 coup attempt and terrorist acts that followed it would result in “people shooting each other in the head on the streets.” “I was terrified when I inspected the decree law no. 696. I was very sad,” Feyzioğlu said.”
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/immunity-to-civilians-thwarting-coup-stirs-debate-in-turkey-124701

Erdogan decree stirs fears of legalized extrajudicial violence in Turkey
““They’ve paved the way for anyone who claims to be fighting against terrorism to slaughter everybody else,” Ozgur Ozel, a CHP parliament whip, said in televised remarks in the western province of Manisa. “They will unleash vigilantes on us in a future democratic rally and will face no charges.””
https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/12/25/erdogan-decree-stirs-fears-of-legalized-extrajudicial-violence-in-turkey.html

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AST Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly Dec 25

Download as pdf: AST_Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly_Dec25

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

1-“575 people detained over Gülen links in past week: ministry ”
https://turkeypurge.com/575-people-detained-gulen-links-past-week-ministry

2-“Detention warrants issued for 106 people 20 provinces”
https://turkeypurge.com/detention-warrants-issued-106-people-turkeys-20-cities

3-“Erdoğan seeks to ban Carlos Latuff cartoons on Twitter”
https://turkeypurge.com/erdogan-seeks-to-ban-carlos-latuff-cartoons-on-twitter

4-“Turkish police raid pro-Kurdish party’s İstanbul bureau, detain co-chairperson”
https://turkeypurge.com/police-raid-pro-kurdish-hdps-kadikoy-office

5-“Journalist Fevzi Yazici put in solitary confinement: colleague”
https://turkeypurge.com/journalist-fevzi-yazici-put-solitary-confinement-colleague

6-“4-year-old boy wounded after being hit by police car in eastern Turkey: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/4-year-old-boy-wounded-hit-police-car-eastern-turkey-report

7-“Turkey issues detention warrants for US witness’ parents, relatives ”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkey-issues-detention-warrants-for-us-witness-parents-relatives

8-“232 military members get life in prison over failed coup attempt: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/232-military-members-get-life-prison-failed-coup-attempt-report

9-“Turkey issues detention warrants for 110 over alleged ByLock use”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkey-issues-detention-warrants-110-alleged-bylock-use

10-“Top Turkish court rejects release request by jailed pro-Kurdish leader”
https://turkeypurge.com/top-turkish-court-rejects-release-request-jailed-pro-kurdish-leader

11-” Turkish court sentences former university rector to 8 years on terrorism charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/turgut-ozal-universitys-former-rector-sentenced-8-years-prison

12-“5 children, 4 teachers and 11 others detained while on way to flee Turkey’s crackdown to Greece”
https://turkeypurge.com/5-children-4-teachers-11-others-detained-way-flee-turkeys-crackdown-greece

13-“Judge couple sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in jail”
https://turkeypurge.com/judge-couple-sentenced-6-years-3-months-jail

14-“Jailed journalist Ibrahim Balta loses 30 kg in past 6 months due to poor health”
https://turkeypurge.com/jailed-journalist-ibrahim-balta-loses-30-kg-past-6-months-due-poor-health

15-“Businessman deported from Indonesia at Turkey’s request: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/businessman-deported-indonesia-turkeys-request-report

16-“Turkey issues detention warrants for another 44 teachers”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkey-issues-detention-warrants-another-44-teachers

17-“Turkish teacher with baby to be sent to prison in 10 days for ‘praising terrorism’ during live talk show”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-teacher-baby-sent-prison-10-days-praising-terrorism-live-talk-show

18-“Gov’t says number of complaints over post-coup abuses at 103,276”
https://turkeypurge.com/govt-says-number-complaints-post-coup-abuses-103276

19-“[VIDEO] Cancer patient seeks whereabouts of son abducted in Turkey’s capital”
https://turkeypurge.com/video-cancer-patient-seeks-whereabouts-son-abducted-turkeys-capital

20-“Amid grief over jailed father, 12-year-old not responding to cancer treatment”
https://turkeypurge.com/amid-grief-jailed-father-12-year-old-not-responding-cancer-treatment

21-“48-year-old Alzheimer patient in pretrial detention for 15 months”
https://turkeypurge.com/48-year-old-alzheimer-patient-pretrial-detention-15-months

22-“Turkey’s post-coup prisoners now required to wear Guantanamo-style jumpsuits”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkeys-post-coup-prisoners-now-required-wear-guantanamo-style-jumpsuits

23-“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/

24-“Following colleague Yazıcı, columnist Türköne also put in solitary confinement”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/24/following-colleague-yazici-columnist-turkone-also-put-in-solitary-confinement/

25-“Erdoğan defends prison jumpsuits by citing Guantanamo”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/24/erdogan-defends-prison-jumpsuits-by-citing-guantanamo/

26-“Journalist Kayar detained in police raid in Diyarbakır”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/19/journalist-kayar-detained-in-police-raid-in-diyarbakir/

27-“HDP urges gov’t to clarify death of Murat Araç in police custody”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/18/hdp-urges-govt-to-clarify-death-of-murat-arac-in-police-custody/

28-“Turkish Government’s Persecution Targeting Dissident Academics Goes On With Sham Trials”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-governments-persecution-targeting-dissident-academics-goes-on-with-sham-trials/

29-“Turkish Gov’t Trying To Block Participation Of NGOs To OSCE, Says Report”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-govt-trying-to-block-participation-of-ngos-to-osce-says-report/

30-” PPJ’s Gök: Erdoğan Allies With Ultra-Nationalists To Set Up Judiciary To Persecute Dissidents”
https://stockholmcf.org/ppjs-gok-erdogan-allies-with-ultra-nationalists-to-set-up-judiciary-to-persecute-dissidents/

31-“Turkish Government Releases Another German Citizen From Prison”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-government-releases-another-german-citizen-from-prison/

32-“Turkish Gov’t Detains Dozens, Convicts 59 Academicians Over Alleged Links To Gülen Movement”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-govt-detains-dozens-of-people-mostly-teachers-over-alleged-links-to-gulen-movement/

33-“Just Three Sentences Left Behind From Turkish Prisoner’s Letter Censored With Scissors”
https://stockholmcf.org/just-three-sentences-left-behind-from-turkish-prisoners-letter-censored-with-scissors/

34-“Turkey Seeks Up To 15 Years For Journalists, CHP Deputy In MİT Trucks Case”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkey-seeks-up-to-15-years-for-journalists-chp-deputy-in-mit-trucks-case/

35-“Visually Impaired Ex-Civil Servant’s Letter Shows He Can Barely Survive In Turkish Jail”
https://stockholmcf.org/visually-impaired-ex-civil-servants-letter-shows-he-can-barely-survive-in-turkish-jail/

36-“Journalist Seda Taşkın Detained By Turkish Police In Muş Province”
https://stockholmcf.org/journalist-seda-taskin-detained-by-turkish-police-in-mus-province/

37-“HR Activist: Turkish Gov’t Human Rights Watchdog Blind To Abuses”
https://stockholmcf.org/hr-activist-turkish-govt-human-rights-watchdog-blind-to-abuses/

38-“Turkish Court Lifts Travel Ban Against German Academic Garip”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-court-lifts-travel-ban-against-german-academic-garip/

39-“Turkish Journalist Mustafa Ünal Faces 3 Lifetime Sentences Over 9 Columns”
https://stockholmcf.org/turkish-journalist-mustafa-unal-faces-3-lifetime-sentences-over-9-columns/

40-“ECtHR: Turkish Gov’t Violated Freedom To Demonstrate By Imposing Fines On Demonstrators”
https://stockholmcf.org/ecthr-turkish-govt-violated-freedom-to-demonstrate-by-imposing-fines-on-demonstrators/

41-“Turkey wants to imprison Knicks’ Enes Kanter for more than four years over presidential insults”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/12/20/turkey-wants-to-imprison-knicks-enes-kanter-for-more-than-four-years-over-presidential-insults/?utm_term=.2c68f632685f

42-“Turkey seeks life sentences for 60 ex-military over 1997 ‘post-modern coup'”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-trial/turkey-seeks-life-sentences-for-60-ex-military-over-1997-post-modern-coup-idUSKBN1EF1CZ

43-“Turkey frees German journalist Tolu but she cannot leave country: Berlin government”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-germany/turkey-frees-german-journalist-tolu-but-she-cannot-leave-country-berlin-government-idUSKBN1EC1A3?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

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

1-“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

2-“Ayşe Öğretmen: 2 aylık kızımı yanımda götüremem, dışarıda bırakırsam sütten kesilecek”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/ayse-ogretmen-2-aylik-kizimi-yanimda-goturemem-disarida-birakirsam-sutten-kesilecek-h109572.html

3-“Erdoğan ‘tek tip kıyafeti’ Guantalamo ile savundu”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/erdogan-tek-tip-kiyafeti-guantalamo-ile-savundu-h109558.html

4-“OHAL’le babası hapse giren Eray kanser tedavisine cevap vermiyor..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/ohalle-babasi-hapse-giren-eray-kanser-tedavisine-cevap-vermiyor-h109538.html

5-“Alzhimer, kalp ve bel fıtığı hastası kadın 15 aydır tutuklu!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/alzhimer-kalp-ve-bel-fitigi-hastasi-kadin-15-aydir-tutuklu-h109482.html

6-“Fuat Özkan cezaevinde zulümden dolayı ölümle burun buruna..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/fuat-ozkan-cezaevinde-zulumden-dolayi-olumle-burun-buruna-h109450.html

7-“Cezaevinden ailesini arayan tutuklu: Elektrikli işkence yapılıyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/cezaevinden-ailesini-arayan-tutuklu-elektrikli-iskence-yapiliyor-h109441.html

8-“Araç’ın annesi: Oğlum intihar etmedi öldürüldü, darp izleri vardı..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/aracin-annesi-oglum-intihar-etmedi-olduruldu-darp-izleri-vardi-h109438.html

9-“İşkenceci paşa Maraş Katliamı’nın yıl dönümünde öldü”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/iskenceci-pasa-maras-katliaminin-yil-donumunde-oldu-h109392.html

10-“Fevzi Yazıcı sahte mektubu kabul etmediği için hücreye atıldı!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/fevzi-yazici-sahte-mektubu-kabul-etmedigi-icin-hucreye-atildi-h109332.html

11-” Cezaevindeki tutuklu sanığa: Sohbet hakkın var ama yalnız kullanabilirsin”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/cezaevindeki-tutuklu-saniga-sohbet-hakkin-var-ama-yalniz-kullanabilirsin-h109290.html

12-“Zorla Kaybedilme Sözleşmesi imzalanmalı”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/zorla-kaybedilme-sozlesmesi-imzalanmali-h109247.html

13-“KHK ile gelen tek tip düzenlemesine tepki”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/khk-ile-gelen-tek-tip-duzenlemesine-tepki-h109566.html

14-“Yeni KHK ile binlerce kişi kamudan ihraç edildi”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/yeni-khk-ile-binlerce-kisi-kamudan-ihrac-edildi-h109563.html

15-“Gazeteciler hapisteki meslektaşları için sokaktaydı”
http://aktifhaber.com/medya/gazeteciler-hapisteki-meslektaslari-icin-sokaktaydi-h109579.html

16-“KHK’yla 105 akademisyen ihraç edildi”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/khkyla-105-akademisyen-ihrac-edildi-h109577.html

17-“‘Tek tip kıyafet giymektense kefen giymeyi tercih edeceğiz’”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/fasizme-boyun-egip-tek-tip-kiyafet-giymektense-kefen-giymeyi-tercih-edecegiz/

18-“AKP ‘696 sayılı KHK’yı Hitler’den çalmış”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/akp-696-sayili-khkyi-hitlerden-calmis-kahverengi-gomlekliler-yerine-uzun-sakallilar/

19-“Elleri kelepçeli ameliyata alınan tutuklunun bileği kırıldı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/elleri-kelepceli-ameliyata-alinan-tutuklunun-bilegi-kirildi/

20-“Son KHK ile altı ihraç daha: İşinden olan ‘Barış Bildirisi’ imzacısı sayısı 378’e çıktı”
http://www.diken.com.tr/son-khk-ile-alti-ihrac-daha-isinden-olan-baris-bildirisi-imzacisi-sayisi-378e-cikti/

21-“15 Temmuz ve sonrasında ‘eylemler’e müdahale eden sivillere dokunulmazlık”
http://www.diken.com.tr/15-temmuz-ve-sonrasinda-eylemlere-mudahale-eden-sivillere-dokunulmazlik/

22-“Fevzi Yazici’dan sonra Mümtaz’er Türköne’yi de tek kişilik hücreye attilar”
http://www.tr724.com/fevzi-yazicidan-sonra-mumtazer-turkoneyi-de-tek-kisilik-hucreye-attilar/

23-“Yeşiller eş başkani Cem Özdemir suikast iddialarini değerlendirdi: Almanya’da korku rejimine izin verilemez ”
http://www.tr724.com/yesiller-es-baskani-cem-ozdemir-suikast-iddialarini-degerlendirdi-almanyada-korku-rejimine-izin-verilemez/

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AST Turkey’s Human Rights Violations Weekly Dec 18

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Turkey’s Human Rights Violations | 12/11/2017-12/18/2017

1-“Turkish singer Zuhal Olcay indicted on charges of insulting Erdoğan”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/12/turkish-singer-zuhal-olcay-indicted-on-charges-of-insulting-erdogan/

2-“Detention warrants issued for 79 Finance Ministry staff over Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/14/detention-warrants-issued-for-79-finance-ministry-staff-over-gulen-links/

3-“[VIDEO] Pro-gov’t journalist suggests killing family members of jailed Gülen followers”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/12/video-pro-govt-journalist-suggests-killing-family-members-of-jailed-gulen-followers/

4-“Turkish interior minister: 55,665 jailed, 234,419 passports revoked over Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/12/turkish-interior-minister-55665-jailed-234419-passports-revoked-over-gulen-links/

5-“Kurdish man dies under suspicious circumstances at Turkish police station”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/17/kurdish-man-dies-under-suspicious-circumstances-at-turkish-police-station/

6-“Pro-Erdoğan businessman offers $780K reward for arrest of Rubin and Fuller”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/07/pro-erdogan-businessman-offers-780k-reward-for-arrest-of-rubin-and-fuller/

7-“PAKURD Chairman Baran refutes Erdoğan: I was tortured for 13 days”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/11/pakurd-chairman-baran-refutes-erdogan-i-was-tortured-for-13-days/

8-“Detention warrant issued for wife of famous Turkish businessman İpek”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/15/detention-warrant-issued-for-wife-of-famous-turkish-businessman-ipek/

9-“Erdoğan calls on people to show no mercy to Gülen movement”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/16/erdogan-calls-on-people-to-show-no-mercy-to-gulen-movement/

10-“[VIDEO] Pro-Erdoğan columnist: Gülen followers soon won’t be able walk freely in the US”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/16/video-pro-erdogan-columnist-gulen-followers-soon-wont-be-able-walk-freely-in-the-us/

11-“Deputy PM threatens main opposition leader: He will be harmed if he doesn’t give up”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/17/minister-threatens-main-opposition-leader-he-will-be-harmed-if-he-doesnt-give-up/

12-“Governor bans commemorative events ahead of Maras massacre anniversary”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/17/governor-bans-commemorative-events-ahead-of-maras-massacre-anniversary/

13-” Prosecutor demands aggravated life sentences for journalists Ilıcak and Altan brothers”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/11/prosecutor-demands-aggravated-life-sentences-for-journalists-ilicak-and-altan-brothers/

14-“Report: Turkey twists peace declaration into an act of terrorism”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/11/report-turkey-twists-peace-declaration-into-an-act-of-terrorism/

15-“Top police chief says 22,987 police officers dismissed over Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/12/top-police-chief-says-22987-police-officers-dismissed-over-gulen-links/

16-“Turkish interior minister: 55,665 jailed, 234,419 passports revoked over Gülen links”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/12/turkish-interior-minister-55665-jailed-234419-passports-revoked-over-gulen-links/

17-“Purged civil servant abducted from car in Turkey’s capital, wife says”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/13/purged-civil-servant-abducted-from-car-in-turkeys-capital-wife-says/

18-“Detention warrants issued for 33 more Turkish military members”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/12/detention-warrants-issued-for-33-more-turkish-military-members/

19-“Erdoğan’s news agency targets journalist covering Atilla case”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/14/erdogans-news-agency-targets-journalist-covering-atilla-case/

20-“Diyarbakır Bar files criminal complaints against Küçük, Uğur”
https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/12/14/diyarbakir-bar-files-criminal-complaints-against-kucuk-ugur/

21-“Turkey boosting prison capacity to be able to jail 345,000 people in 5 years”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkey-boosting-prison-capacity-able-jail-345000-people-5-years

22-“8 including children, academics detained while on way to escape to Greece”
https://turkeypurge.com/8-including-children-academics-detained-way-escape-greece

23-“Architect, son given 14 months in jail for insulting Erdogan”
https://turkeypurge.com/architect-son-given-14-months-jail-insulting-erdogan

24-“Newly married Antalya journalist behind bars for 17 months: wife”
https://turkeypurge.com/newly-married-antalya-journalist-behind-bars-17-months-wife

25-“HRW Turkey head says post-coup crackdown aimed at building empire of fear”
https://turkeypurge.com/hrw-turkey-head-says-post-coup-crackdown-aimed-building-empire-fear

26-“39 civilians detained in simultaneous police raids in 8 provinces”
https://turkeypurge.com/39-civilians-detained-simultaneous-police-raids-8-provinces

27-“Gülen-linked teachers, businessman detained in Afghanistan”
https://turkeypurge.com/gulen-linked-turkish-teachers-businessman-detained-afghanistan

28-“Investigation launched against news platform established by jobless journalists”
https://turkeypurge.com/investigation-launched-news-platform-established-jobless-journalists

29-“CPJ: Turkey remains worst jailer of journalists in the world”
https://turkeypurge.com/cpj-turkey-remains-worst-jailer-journalists-world

30-“Gendarmerie detain 13 people aged between 40 to 90 in Kurdish village”
https://turkeypurge.com/gendarmerie-detained-13-people-aged-40-90-kurdish-village

31-“70 including Isparta military entrance processing commander detained on coup charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/70-including-isparta-military-entrance-processing-commander-detained-coup-charges

32-“Osmaniye woman detained while visiting ‘Gülenist’ husband in prison”
https://turkeypurge.com/osmaniye-woman-detained-visiting-gulenist-husband-prison

33-” Mother of purge-victim public servant beaten by police for protesting son’s dismissal from service”
https://turkeypurge.com/mother-purge-victim-public-servant-beaten-police-protesting-sons-dismissal-service

34-“4 teachers given prison sentences of up to 10 years over coup charges”
https://turkeypurge.com/4-teachers-given-prison-sentences-10-years-coup-charges

35-“Ugandan teacher in Turkey’s Diyarbakir detained in post-coup probe”
https://turkeypurge.com/ugandan-teacher-turkeys-diyarbakir-detained-post-coup-probe

36-“DIHA reporter Nedim Türfent sentenced to 8 years and 9 months in jail”
https://turkeypurge.com/diha-reported-sentenced-8-years-9-months-jail

37-“Turkish man in Netherlands sentenced for threatening Erdogan critic”
https://turkeypurge.com/turkish-man-netherlands-sentenced-threatening-erdogan-critic

38-“Gov’t selling properties of 30 media outlets seized from critics after failed coup”
https://turkeypurge.com/govt-selling-properties-30-media-outlets-seized-critics-failed-coup

39-“Governor bans film festival in Turkey’s Diyarbakir: report”
https://turkeypurge.com/film-festival-diyarbakir-banned-due-post-coup-emergency-rule-report

40-“Afghan officials detain Turkish teachers ‘linked to Gulen’ – report”
https://www.rt.com/newsline/412881-afghanistan-turkish-teachers-gulen/

41-“Turkish teachers linked to Erdogan foe detained in Afghanistan”
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-afghanistan-turkey/turkish-teachers-linked-to-erdogan-foe-detained-in-afghanistan-idUKKBN1E621Z?il=0

42-“Afghanistan’s Intelligence Agency Releases Four Abducted Teachers Of Turkish Schools, Report”
https://stockholmcf.org/afghanistans-intelligence-agancy-releases-four-abducted-teachers-of-turkish-schools/

Türkiye tarafından işlenenen İnsan Hakları İhlalleri | 12/11/2017-12/18/2017

1-” Yargitay üyesini başkasinin bylock kaydi yüzünden 16 aydir hapiste tutuyorlar”
http://www.tr724.com/yargitay-uyesini-baskasinin-bylock-kaydi-yuzunden-16-aydir-hapiste-tutuyorlar/

2-“Mama ile beslenen kanser-hastasini- iyasi tutuklu diye tedavi etmiyorlar ”
http://www.tr724.com/mama-ile-beslenen-kanser-hastasini-siyasi-tutuklu-diye-tedavi-etmiyorlar/

3-“İşimizi istiyoruz protestosunda, veli saçilik ile 7 kişiye gözalti”
http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/baski-rejiminin-oldugu-turkiyeden-kacis-h108522.html

4-“Adli tip profesörü korur: işkenceciler yarin yargilanacak, her ihlal kayit altina alinmali”
http://www.tr724.com/adli-tip-profesoru-korur-iskenceciler-yarin-yargilanacak-her-ihlal-kayit-altina-alinmali/

5-“Enver Kiliç ve Zabit kişi’nin de MIT tarafindan kaçirildiği ortaya çikti”
http://www.tr724.com/enver-kilic-zabit-kisinin-de-mit-tarafindan-kacirildigi-ortaya-cikti/

6-” Doç. Dr. Korb: Hitler Almanyasi’nda yapilanlarla Erdoğan rejiminin zulmü çok benzer”
http://www.tr724.com/doc-dr-korb-hitler-almanyasinda-yapilanlarla-erdogan-rejiminin-zulmu-cok-benzer/

7-“Afganistan gizli servisi Türk eğitimciler ile bir işadamini gözaltina aldi”
http://www.tr724.com/afganistanda-turk-egitimcilere-gozalti/

8-“15 Temmuz’dan bu yana: 159 bin 506 gözaltı, 47 bin 523 tutuklama”
http://www.diken.com.tr/15-temmuzdan-bu-yana-159-bin-506-gozalti-47-bin-523-tutuklama/

9-“Şüpheli ölüm: PKK zanlısı için ‘3. kattan atladı, intihar etti’ iddiası”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/supheli-olum-pkk-zanlisi-icin-3-kattan-atladi-intihar-etti-iddiasi/

10-“Açık faşizm dönemindeyiz
http://www.kronos.news/tr/acik-fasizm-donemindeyiz/

11-“‘Diyarbakır sevdalısı’ Ugandalı öğretmen gözaltında”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/kara-mizah-diyarbakir-sevdalisi-ugandali-ogretmen-gozaltinda/

12-” ‘Gülenci’ şantajıyla para alırken suçüstü yakalandı, serbest kaldı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/gulenci-santajiyla-para-alirken-sucustu-yakalandi-serbest-kaldi/

13-” Tutuklu eşini ziyarete giden kadın gözaltına alındı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/tutuklu-esini-ziyarete-giden-kadin-gozaltina-alindi/

14-“‘Öğretmen Sümeyye Özkurt hapishaneye dönmesin’”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/ogretmen-sumeyye-ozkurt-hapishaneden-hastaneye-donmesin/

15-“Kütahya ve Antalya’da ‘gaybubet evi’ operasyonu: 12 gözaltı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/kutahya-ve-antalyada-gaybubet-evi-operasyonu-12-gozalti/

16-“Boydaklar tutuklu ama ‘mafya’ davasında tutuklu tek sanık da tahliye edildi”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/boydaklar-tutuklu-ama-mafya-davasinda-tutuklu-tek-sanik-da-tahliye-edildi/

17-“‘Gaybubet evleri’ operasyonu: 45 gözaltı daha”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/gaybubet-evleri-operasyonu-45-gozalti-daha/

18-” ‘Asfalta yatırıp çıplak arama’ davasının avukatına soruşturma”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/asfalta-yatirip-ciplak-arama-davasinin-avukatina-sorusturma/

19-“İzmir’de ‘OHAL Değil Acil Demokrasi Mitingi’ne OHAL yasağı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/izmirde-ohal-degil-acil-demokrasi-mitingine-ohal-yasagi/

20-“El konulan İpek Holding davasında Nevin İpek için yakalama kararı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/el-konulan-ipek-holding-davasinda-nevin-ipek-icin-yakalama-karari/

21-“Sanık polisin avukatı: Delilleri müvekkilim değil TEM şube karartı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/sanik-polisin-avukati-delilleri-muvekkilim-degil-tem-sube-kararti/

22-“Tutuklulara işkence ve infaz öneren Küçük ve Uğur’a suç duyurusu”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/tutuklulara-iskence-ve-infaz-oneren-kucuk-ve-ugura-suc-duyurusu/

23-“Ankara’nın ortasında kaçırılan Ümit Horzum’dan haber alınamıyor”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/ankaranin-ortasinda-kacirilan-umit-horzumdan-haber-alinamiyo/

24-“CPJ: Dünyada hapisteki gazeteci sayısı rekora ulaştı”
http://www.kronos.news/tr/cpj-dunyada-hapisteki-gazeteci-sayisi-rekora-ulasti/

25-” Hamileyken tutukladılar doğum yapınca bebeğiyle tekrar zindana koydular”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/hamileyken-tutukladilar-dogum-yapinca-bebegiyle-tekrar-zindana-koydular-h109229.html

26-” Tutuklandığından beri aynı pantolonu giyiyor”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/tutuklandigindan-beri-ayni-pantolonu-giyiyor-h109212.html

27-“Hakkındaki deliller tutuklandıktan 3 ay sonra oluşturulmuş”
http://aktifhaber.com/medya/hakkindaki-deliller-tutuklandiktan-3-ay-sonra-olusturulmus-h109197.html

28-“Tutukluyken ağır ve sistematik darptan öldürüldü ama sorumlusu yok..”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/tutukluyken-agir-ve-sistematik-darptan-olduruldu-ama-sorumlusu-yok-h109165.html

29-“7 yıl 6 ay ceza alan Fatma Salın’ın hikayesi”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/7-yil-6-ay-ceza-alan-fatma-salinin-hikayesi-h109130.html

30-“Ankara’da bir kaçırılma olayı daha!”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/ankarada-bir-kacirilma-olayi-daha-h108905.html

31-” 24 kişiye 10 kişilik yemek, tek tip kıyafet, hakaret ve tehdit”
http://aktifhaber.com/iskence/24-kisiye-10-kisilik-yemek-tek-tip-kiyafet-hakaret-ve-tehdit-h108851.html

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An int’l witch-hunt? ‘Four teachers working in the Afghan-Turkish schools were detained’

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.

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