Category Archives: Gezi Park

Compelling video updates story of Hakan Yaman, brutally beaten during the Gezi Protests

Amnesty International has released a compelling video interview with Hakan Yaman, who was brutally beaten during the Gezi Protests in 2013. The interview occurred during a tour of several European countries, which allowed Hakan to meet with Amnesty staff and … Continue reading

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The long, rocky road to justice in the case of Ali Ismail Korkmaz

The fifth hearing in the killing of Ali Ismail Korkmaz will be held tomorrow, November 26, in Kayseri, Turkey. Ali Ismail was a victim of the horrendous police violence that accompanied the suppression of the Gezi protests in 2013. In … Continue reading

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Second hearing Taksim Solidarity: Puppet show

A guest blog from our colleague at Amnesty International – Netherlands on the most recent hearing in the Taksim Solidarity case: It was like an ironic cartoon. We were some forty people brushing up against each other in the doorframe … Continue reading

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Send Birthday Greetings to Hakan Yaman

As readers of this blog know, Amnesty has continuously been campaigning on behalf of Hakan Yaman, who was caught up in a brutal attack by police officers during the Gezi crackdown while he was simply walking on his way home … Continue reading

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After Gezi: Amnesty Issues Major New Report

The army of police, the limits on freedom of transport, the deserted center of the city.  A year after Gezi, this is the face of the new Turkey, where dissent is stifled with overwhelming force and massive police presence. Clearly, … Continue reading

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Big stuff coming up

Some very important issues related to Turkish human rights coming up next week.  We’ll do our best to keep the blog up to date with current information:

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Ali Ismail Korkmaz, one year on

Remembering #AliİsmailKorkmaz who was beaten to death by police in #Turkey last year. pic.twitter.com/s6xgsJQQQk — Murat Çekiç (@muratcekic) June 3, 2014 A year ago today, Ali Ismail Korkmaz was beaten to death by police.  From the start, Turkish authorities seemed … Continue reading

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Arriving in Istanbul on the Anniversary of Gezi

I arrived in Istanbul a few hours ago.   As it turns out family events happened to bring us to the city on the anniversary of  the Gezi protests and ensuing crackdown. The streets of Besiktas, where I am staying, are … Continue reading

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The Ethem Sarısülük Case: Delays, Irregularlities, and Absurdities

In the case of Ethem Sarısülük, each new hearing brings with it new frustration.  This week’s hearing only continues, a process that has been marked by delays, irregularities, and ugly absurdities.

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5/26 important hearing on Sarisuluk case

There will be another hearing of in the case of Ethem Sarisuluk’s killing on Monday, May 26.  Follow live tweets on the case with Amnesty’s Andrew Gardner at @andrewegardner and Ruhat  Sena AKsener @ruhatsena  See here for a backgrounder on … Continue reading

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