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Economic, social and cultural rights
Talk on the situation in Turkey

Ihsan was a professor of political science at a private university in Istanbul that was shut down by Turkey’s AKP government. Ihsan was directly targeted by the AKP-controlled media and then President Erdogan for a speech he gave at a Washington DC think tank and later received death-threats.

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Freedom of expression, association and assembly Middle East
Turkey: Hundreds arrested in crackdown on critics of military offensive in Syria
1 November 2019 | 2:10 pm

Hundreds of people have been detained in Turkey for commenting or reporting on Turkey’s recent military offensive in northeast Syria and are facing absurd criminal charges as the government intensifies its crackdown on critical voices, said Amnesty International in a report published today. ‘We can’t complain’ reveals how last month’s offensive – Operation Peace Spring […]

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Protestors hold pictures of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate on 8 October 2018.
Individuals at risk Middle East
10 things you need to know about Saudi Arabia
25 October 2018 | 12:43 pm

Following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia is in the global spotlight once again. Turkey’s President Erdogan said he believed the death of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul was a “savage murder”. But Khashoggi’s killing is just the latest in a long line of violations to add to the […]

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Our democratic movement in action
16 August 2018 | 11:54 am

At the end of July, 41 people, including current AGM delegates, branch presidents and board directors from all around the country, came together to discuss what our movement should look like in 30 years’ time. Together your representatives considered the opportunity we have to change our governance structures to ensure that Amnesty International Australia is […]

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Five Amnesty activists (one woman, four men) stand in a line with their fists raised in solidarity with Taner Kılıç.
Individuals at risk Middle East
Turkey: Case against Amnesty Chair must be dismissed after long-awaited police report finds no evidence of wrongdoing
19 June 2018 | 1:13 pm

Police report finds nothing to suggest Taner Kılıç ever had the controversial ByLock app on his phone Trial resumes in Istanbul on 21 June Amnesty Secretary General and directors from four countries to attend trial More than a year after his arrest, a 15-page police report finally submitted by the prosecution fails to find any […]

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A close up photo of Taner Kiliç speaking into a microphone
Individuals at risk Middle East
Turkey: One year since the imprisonment of Taner Kılıç, demands for his release will not be silenced
6 June 2018 | 11:22 am

Despite the Turkish government’s cynical crackdown on human rights, activists for justice and freedom will not be silenced, Amnesty International said on the first anniversary of the detention of Taner Kılıç. The Honorary Chair of Amnesty International Turkey was arrested on 6 June 2017 on a baseless charge of belonging to a terrorist organisation. More […]

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Freedom of expression, association and assembly Europe
Turkey: Court releases human rights defenders including Amnesty International’s Turkey Director
26 October 2017 | 9:37 am

Campaigners vow to continue fight to free Amnesty International’s Turkey Chair Following a decision by a court in Istanbul to conditionally release eight human rights defenders while their trial continues, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General said: “Today, finally, we celebrate that our friends and colleagues can go back with their loved ones and can […]

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Turkish solders in Taksim square, Istanbul on July 16, 2016.
Freedom of expression, association and assembly Europe
Turkey: Eyes of the world on show trial of human rights activists, including Amnesty International staff
25 October 2017 | 11:59 am

Trumped-up terrorism charges against 11 human rights defenders exposed Forensic analysis shows Amnesty Chair did not download Bylock Trumped-up terrorism charges against 11 human rights defenders, including both Amnesty International’s Turkey director and chair, do not stand up to the slightest scrutiny, said Amnesty International as court proceedings begin in Istanbul and Izmir. The charges […]

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Idil Eser and others imprisoned in Turkey. © AI
Freedom of expression, association and assembly Europe
The world is finally starting to break its silence on Turkey
27 July 2017 | 3:37 pm

In Turkey, truth and justice have become strangers. Six human rights defenders were imprisoned this week on the absurd charge of supporting a terrorist organization. They await trial, which could prolong their incarceration for several months. Four others were released but remain under investigation. Their movements have been restricted and they have to report to […]

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Individuals at risk Europe
Absurd ‘terrorism’ investigation launched into Amnesty Turkey’s Director and 9 others
7 July 2017 | 11:26 am

Responding to news that Idil Eser, Director of Amnesty International Turkey, seven other human rights activists and two IT trainers, are being investigated for membership of an armed terrorist organisation, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said: “The absurdity of these accusations against Idil Eser and the nine others cannot disguise the very grave nature […]

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