Tag Archives: PKK
Amnesty International has just issued its annual report for 2013 and the section on Turkey is, once again, grim reading. It included ten major issues of concern 1. Some of the worst abuses remain in the area of freedom of … Continue reading
In his blog for CPJ, Özgür Öğret writes that hopes for an end to the conflict between Turkey and the PKK must be balanced with on-going concerns regarding basic issues of human rights, noting that “[according] to CPJ research, three-quarters … Continue reading
This Spring promises to be a historic one for Turkey and its citizens. Yesterday, jailed PKK leader, Abdullah Ocalan, called for a cease fire as part of his on-going negotiations with Turkish authorities. [Look here for Amnesty’s statement in response … Continue reading
In a statement earlier today, Amnesty International responded to imprisoned PKK leader Abdulah Ocalan’s call for a cease fire in a bloody conflict that has cost as many as 40,000 lives since 1984.
Human Rights Watch, in its newly issued 2013 World Report, has highlighted some of the most serious human rights issues in Turkey, including attacks on freedom of expression, assembly, and association, violence against women, and excessive force by security services.
Reposted from Amnesty International – USA’s blog, Human Rights Now: On the night of January 9, three women were murdered in the offices of the Kurdistan Information Office in Paris. According to press accounts, the three were killed execution style, … Continue reading