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TAKE ACTION TO FREE AHMET ALTAN

Ahmet Altan (born 1950) is a Turkish journalist, prominent novelist, and author. A working journalist for more than 20 years, he has served in all stages of the profession, from being a night shift reporter to editor in chief in various newspapers and he was the editor-in-chief of Taraf newspaper a liberal newspaper between 2007-2012. Ahmet Altan was arrested on September 10, 2016, in a dawn raid for allegedly giving subliminal messages the night before the failed coup on July 15, 2016. He was charged with attempting to overthrow the “constitutional order,” “interfering with the work of the national assembly,” and “interfering with the work of the government” through violence and sentenced to life in prison. Altan is among thousands of prisoners of conscience in Turkey. We urge the Turkish authorities to free Altan and stop human rights violations against him.

On Thursday, a press release will be made by AST on behalf of the release of journalist and intellectual Ahmet Altan.

Send a letter or video Message for ALTAN:

More details will be shared when the time approaches. You can share your letter and a video message to Ahmet Altan or other political prisoners via AST.

CAMPAIGN DETAILS

● A special video is being prepared by AST for the release of the political prisoners and will be published on Thursday.
● The press release will be made to the relevant places;
● Social Media campaign will be organized;
● The signature campaign for ALTAN will be launched;
● The issue will be transmitted to international institutions again;

ACTION ITEMS

● You can send a letter or video message to Ahmet Altan by yourself or through AST; You can send your message to help@silencedturkey.org
● You can support the campaign that will be held on Thursday;
● You can voluntarily support the work of AST or share your feedback through help@silencedturkey.org
● You can financially support the work of AST by donating to Www.silencedturkey.org/donatenow

 

Willing contributions of any size are always accepted and appreciated.

 

 

 

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TAKE ACTION World Refugee Day, June 20 Turkish Translation

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68.5 million individuals have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. Highest levels of displacement on record. One person becomes displaced every 2 seconds.

Take Action to increase understanding about refugee families from Turkey who fled from the persecution under Erdogan Regime.

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TAKE ACTION to International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, June 26

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Facts About Torture & Deaths in Turkey:

  • 236 incidents of torture in a year according to UN
  • 328 allegations of torture according to State Dep.
  • 2,278 victims faced maltreatment and torture according to UN
  • At least 51 suspicious deaths in custody and prisons in the last 3 years according to State Dep.

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TAKE ACTION World Refugee Day, June 20

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68.5 million individuals have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. Highest levels of displacement on record. One person becomes displaced every 2 seconds.

Take Action to increase understanding about refugee families from Turkey who fled from the persecution under Erdogan Regime.

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TAKE ACTION to free incarcerated mothers in Turkish Jails on “Mother’s Day”

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After the failed coup attempt of July 2016 in Turkey, there has been a tremendous rise in human rights violations. Hundreds of thousands of public officers, academicians, journalists, teachers, civil servants are dismissed, along with thousands of arbitrary detentions with groundless allegations. Currently, there are thousands of mothers in jails along with hundreds of children, whose access to health care is not allowed in jails.

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TAKE ACTION to Free the Journalists in Turkey on World Press Freedom Day

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Turkey, the biggest jailer of journalists, shut down at least 155 media outlets and made mass imprisonments of press members due to their work after the coup attempt in July 2016. As of January 2019, 155 journalists and media executives are in jail according to the International Press Institute (IPI).

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