Human Rights crimes

Thousands of lives ruined in continuing crackdown on Gülen movement in 2020: report – Turkish Minute

According to Human Rights Watch, the largest group targeted by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan consists of people alleged to have links to the Gülen movement, a worldwide civic initiative inspired by the ideas and activism of Fethullah Gülen, a US-based Muslim cleric. According to a report by the Stockholm Center for Freedom, during the year …

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Erdogan’s lack of accountability risks Turkey’s security – The Jerusalem Post

At the end of 2013, there was a major corruption scandal in Turkey. We listened to a series of tapes over YouTube and although not much came out of it, there was one that I could never forget. A senior AKP member and a police chief were talking. The policeman was trying to explain that …

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A list of everyone President Erdoğan thinks are terrorists – Ahval

In Turkey it’s not very difficult to be labelled a terrorist by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan or other members of the AKP government. You can be given this honour by signing petitions, protesting, being Kurdish, being a journalist, or even being an abstract financial force like inflation. Students are the latest group that President Erdoğan …

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Boğaziçi University remains defiant in the face of Erdoğan’s attempts to crush academic freedom – Duvar

Boğaziçi University academics have slammed the appointment of a rector close to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), saying that they won’t give up. Melih Bulu, who was a candidate from the AKP in the previous general elections, replaced the current rector of the university on Jan. 1 upon President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s orders, …

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