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 Since the July 2016 coup attempt, Turkey has seen mass arrests and trials on terrorism charges of thousands of people not involved in any violent act. Among them are journalists, human rights defenders and…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to continue…
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 In Turkey today, people accused of terrorism or of being linked to the July 2016 attempted coup are at risk of torture in police custody. There has been a spate of reported cases of men being abducted, some of whom were held in…
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 Since 2011, violence in Syria has forcibly displaced at least 1.6 million school-age children to other countries in the region. Before the conflict, more than 90 percent of Syrian children attended primary school and 70 percent…
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 On the night of July 15, 2016, elements of the Turkish military staged an attempt to overthrow the democratically elected government. According to official figures, at least 241 citizens and security personnel were killed, and…
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 Because of the state of emergency, nobody will care if I kill you. I will just say I shot you while you tried to run away.
 
 -Police officer to a detainee, overheard by family members of another detainee…
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 If a person is sick, they can get treatment and get better. If a child doesn’t go to school, it will create big problems in the future—they will end up on the streets, or go back to Syria to die fighting, or be radicalized into…
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 Unprecedented numbers of people are taking dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean to reach countries of the European Union. Migrants and asylum seekers have been crossing the Mediterranean for decades. The numbers have…
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 Turkey’s Human Rights Rollback
 Recommendations for Reform
 Introduction
 Human Rights

 and the Peace Process with the PKK
 The Rule of

 Law
 Impunity
 Restrictions on…
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 Time for Justice
 Ending Impunity for Killings and Disappearances in 1990s
 Turkey
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 Key
 Recommendations
 Methodology
 I. Building
 Momentum for Justice
 Early
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 Between November 2, 2010 and March 2, 2011, nearly 12,000

 migrants entering Greece at its land border with Turkey were arrested and

 detained. The detention…
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 “He
 Loves You, He Beats You”
 Family
 Violence in Turkey and Access to Protection
 Selvi T.
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 Law on the
 Protection of the Family
 Excluded
 from Protection
 Lack of
 Implementation…
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 I. Summary
 In Turkey, many
 hundreds of people currently face prosecution, or are serving substantial
 sentences for terrorism convictions. Their “crime” was to engage in
 peaceful protest, or to throw stones or burn a tire…
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Closing Ranks against Accountability Barriers to Tackling Police Violence in Turkey I. Summary Key Recommendations To the Turkish
 Government Methodology II. Introduction III. Progress and
 Setbacks in Legal Protections against Police Violence…
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Stuck in a Revolving Door Iraqis and Other Asylum Seekers and Migrants at the Greece/Turkey Entrance to the European Union Map of Greece and Turkey Border Region I. Summary II. Recommendations III. Methodology and Scope IV. Background The Geography of…
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 Glossary of Key Terms
 Biological sex: the biological classification of
 bodies as male or female, based on factors including
 external sex organs, internal sexual and reproductive organs, hormones, and
 chromosomes.
 Bisexual:…
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 "Still
 critical" 
 
 Prospects
 in 2005 for Internally Displaced
 Kurds in Turkey 
 
 Summary
 Recommendations
 Introduction
 Obstacles to Return
 Destruction of Infrastructure
 Insecurity in…