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Turkey: Amnesty International’s Brief on the Human Rights Situation – “Turkey’s State of Emergency Ended but the Crackdown on Human Rights Continues.”

Turkey: Amnesty International’s Brief on the Human Rights Situation – “Turkey’s State of Emergency Ended but the Crackdown on Human Rights Continues.”

February 2019 / (8 Pages)

After two years of rapid deterioration in the human rights situation, Turkey’s state of emergency finally ended on 18 July 2018. This long overdue and welcome news, however, was not accompanied by concrete steps to normalize the human rights situation in the country. Instead, many of the measures introduced during the state of emergency remain in force today and continue to have a profound and devastating impact on public life in Turkey.

The state of emergency was used to consolidate draconian government powers to silence critical voices and strip away fundamental rights and freedoms. Far from being reversed, many of these measures have continued unabated since the end of the state of emergency Read More