Tag Archives: Human Rights

آوریل, 2017

  • 24 آوریل

    A Forgotten Past: Anzac and the Armenian Genocide

    On April 24, 1915, the day before Anzac soldiers landed amid a hail of rifle-fire on the beaches of Gallipoli, 250 Armenians were seized from their homes in the Ottoman Empire. Politicians, priests and poets, the essence of Armenian cosmopolitan life, would never be heard from again. It was the …

  • 24 آوریل

    Denial of the Armenian Genocide should concern us all

    In April 2015 the centenary of the genocide was marked in Turkey by a burgeoning civil society movement, that has been bravely engaged in these issues for more than a decade. Since then the situation in Turkey has deteriorated sharply. The Turkish state’s list of “enemies” is growing every day; …

  • 22 آوریل

    Continuous imprisonment  of pro-Kurdish deputies

    The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Burcu Çelik was arrested by a Muş court on Wednesday for “membership in an armed terrorist organization” and “attempting to destroy the unity of the state and nation.” Çelik was reportedly sent to Muş Prison late on Wednesday. Source  https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/04/20/turkey-jails-another-pro-kurdish-deputy-bringing-total-to-14/

  • 20 آوریل

    Iran hanged 27 Kurds in 2016 

    According to KMMK, Iranian government has hanged 30 political dissidents in 2016. The report confirms that 27 out of 30 prisoners were among Kurdish ethnicity.  Source  http://www.kmmk.info/fa/6994

  • 19 آوریل

    Italian Journalist jailed in Turkey for 10 Days to Go On Hunger Strike

    According to Doğan News Agency (DHA) citing Italy-based ANSA news agency, Gabriele Del Grande was allowed to speak with some of his friends and his spouse Alexanda D’Onofrio, who lives in Greece, for the first since his detention on April 9. Telling that he is in good condition but now …

  • 18 آوریل

    How to get elected dictator of Turkey: A ten-step guide

    It appears that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gotten himself elected dictator of Turkey through 2029, by a conveniently slim margin of 51-49%. So for other autocratic world leaders out there hoping to replicate his feat—who are tired of pesky Constitutions and Executive limitations—here are a few helpful steps …

  • 18 آوریل

    Fraud in Turkey’s referendum means renewed violence is on its way

    The Republican Peoples Party says it is filing objections involving 2.5 million votes. If only one-fifth of that total changes, the final result will change as well. Erdogan may claim victory, but Turkey is dangerously divided. Those who opposed constitutional amendments affirming Erdogan’s dictatorship will not recognize the legitimacy of …

  • 18 آوریل

    “Massive Electoral Fraud” in Turkey’s Referendum

    A Turkish election analyst wrote a private email describing “massive electoral fraud” in Turkey’s referendum yesterday. It is no surprise that followers of President Tayyip Erdogan rigged the vote. It is surprising, however, that his “yes” campaign only received 51.3 percent of the vote. International monitors, such as the Organization …

  • 18 آوریل

    Bursa man jailed for wearing pro-Kurdistan T-shirt

    Hakan T., a Kurdish civilian, was arrested by a Bursa court on Monday for wearing a T-shirt featuring an independent Kurdistan map while voting in a referendum on a switch to an executive presidency. Hakan was initially detained by police late on Sunday, and a day later an İnegöl court …

  • 17 آوریل

    219 Kurdish prisoners on hunger strike on its 58th day in Turkey 

    As an indefinite and irreversible hunger strike, that pro-Kurdish political prisoners launched on February 15, 2017 for an end to the isolation of outlawed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan and the human rights violations in prisons is in a critical stage on its 58th day on Thursday, more prisoners have continued to …