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Amnesty says sentences given to academics show ‘malicious attitude’ to rights defenders

Prominent rights group Amnesty International has released a statement in solidarity with Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Professor Gençay Gürsoy, who were recently handed...

6 human rights defenders and politicians arrested on terrorism charges

Six human rights activists and politicians who were detained along with others during police operations in the eastern Turkish province of Malatya on Tuesday...

Amnesty’s Kılıç released pending trial after monthly review of his imprisonment

Amnesty International’s (AI) honorary chair in Turkey Taner Kılıç was released on Wednesday pending trial after a monthly review of his imprisonment by the...

[VIDEO] Turkish court releases AI’s İdil Eser, 7 other human rights activists

An İstanbul court on Wednesday ruled to release eight human rights activists, including Amnesty International’s Turkey Director İdil Eser, who had been in pretrial...

Amnesty International slams ‘show trial’ of human rights activists in Turkey

Amnesty International issued a statement on their website on Wednesday harshly criticizing judicial proceedings involving 11 human rights activists in Turkey, calling it a...

Jagland talks to Turkish justice minister for the release of jailed rights defenders

Thorbjørn Jagland, the secretary-general of the Council of Europe, held a phone conversation with Turkey’s Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül and called for the release...

AI secretary-general visits Turkey director in İstanbul prison, calls for her immediate release

The secretary-general of Amnesty International, Salil Shetty, on Saturday visited the rights group's Turkey director, İdil Eser, in an İstanbul prison and called for...

3 human rights defenders transferred to Silivri Prison

Amnesty International (AI) Turkey Director İdil Eser and two other human rights activists, Özlem Dalkıran and Nalan Erkem, were transferred from Bakırköy to Silivri...

Germany summons Turkish ambassador over arrest of human right activists

The German Foreign Ministry has summoned Turkish Ambassador Ali Kemal Aydın over the recent arrest of human rights activists, including German citizen Peter Steudtner. According...

AI: Time for Western governments to tell Turkey ‘red lines crossed’

Amnesty International (AI) Director of Europe and Central Asia John Dalhuisen urged British and Western governments to end their silence over Turkey’s slide into...

[UPDATE] Human rights activists referred to court for arrest

A group of human rights activists who were detained on July 5 during a workshop at a hotel on İstanbul’s Büyükada were referred to...

‘Everybody will need justice one day,’ says detained Amnesty activist

Amnesty International (AI) Turkey Director İdil Eser, who was detained on July 5 in İstanbul with seven other human rights defenders, has said in...

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