17 Dec 2020

December 17, 2020 Tomorrow, Friday 18 December 2020, marks the 1,144th day of detention for human rights defender Osman Kavala. On the same day, the first hearing of his trial based on the October…

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17 Dec 2020

Research Institute on Turkey joins 42 other organizations in a statement concerning the killing of human rights lawyer Tahir Elçi on 28 November 2015 and the lack of effective investigation into his death. Providing…

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14 Oct 2020

14 October 2020 The new bill of indictment issued by the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office against Osman Kavala, a defender of human rights and peace, was accepted by the Istanbul 36th High Criminal…

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30 Apr 2020

April 30, 2020 In days when Turkey and the world is struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing extraordinary times with thousands of people are losing their lives every day. Amid such crisis,…

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10 Dec 2019

Translators note: The emphasizes are adopted from the original version of the texts. Except for several minor paraphrases and some sentences rearranged in order to make the text more comprehensible, the translation follows nearly…

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10 Dec 2019

We, the undersigned freedom of expression and human rights organisations, strongly condemn last night’s guilty verdicts for staff and journalists of Cumhuriyet newspaper and note the harsh sentences for the defendants. The verdict further…

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26 Dec 2017

On December 25, 2017, during the fifth hearing at the Cumhuriyet case, Ahmet Şık was interrupted and removed from the courtroom after 2 minutes into his statement. The removal was based on Article 209…

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22 Nov 2017

Academics for Peace in North America call for solidarity: “Violations of academic freedom and freedom of speech in Turkey have reached a dire situation.  The intimidations from Turkish government and its affiliates toward academics…

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22 Nov 2017
22 Nov 2017

  Below are the 10 FAQs about the ‘what’s, ‘why’s and ‘how’s of the most recent call that we extend to the international academic community to support the academics in Turkey who have been…

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