Turquía

Turkey’s Syrian Refugees: Defusing Metropolitan Tensions

Report Nº 248 / Europe & Central Asia. Host community hostility toward Syrian refugees is on the rise in Turkey’s metropolitan areas. In order to defuse tensions and mitigate rising intercommunal tensions, Ankara and its international partners should support long-term strategies for the Syrians’ sustainable integration.

https://d2071andvip0wj.cloudfront.net/248-turkey-s-syrian-refugees.pdf

CPT publishes report on Turkey

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its ad hoc visit to Turkey, which took place from 16 to 23 June 2015, together with the response of the Turkish Government. Both documents have been made public at the request of the Turkish authorities.

https://rm.coe.int/pdf/168075ec0a

https://rm.coe.int/pdf/168075ec0c (respuesta)

https://rm.coe.int/pdf%20/168075ec0b (resumen ejecutivo)

In Custody. Police Torture and Abductions in Turkey

This report details credible evidence of 11 cases of serious abuse in detention, involving scores of individuals, all but one within the past seven months. The findings are based on interviews with lawyers and relatives, and a review of court transcripts, including allegations that police severely beat and threatened detainees, stripped them naked, and in some cases threatened them with sexual assault or sexually assaulted them. Human Rights Watch documented five cases of abductions in Ankara and Izmir between March and June 2017 that could amount to enforced disappearances – cases in which the authorities take a person into custody but deny it or refuse to provide information about the person’s whereabouts.

https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/turkey1017_web.pdf

 

Turkey: No end in sight: Purged public sector workers denied a future in Turkey

Index number: EUR 44/6272/2017. This report focuses on the dismissal of public servants, among them police officers, teachers, soldiers, doctors, judges, prosecutors and academics, by executive decree issued under the powers of the state of emergency in Turkey, which continues 10 months after it was first introduced. The mass dismissals have been carried out arbitrarily on the basis of vague and generalized grounds of “connections to terrorist organizations”. Dismissed public sector workers have not been given reasons for their dismissal nor do they have an effective means to challenge the decisions.

https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/EUR4462722017ENGLISH.PDF

Turkey: Journalism is not a crime: crackdown on media freedom in Turkey

Index number: EUR 44/6055/2017. Freedom of expression in Turkey is under sustained and increasing attack. Since the failed coup attempt in July 2016, academics, journalists and writers who criticize the government risk criminal investigation and prosecution, intimidation, harassment and censorship. The severity of the Turkish government’s repression of the media is such that it has been described by some as the “death of journalism”.

https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/EUR4460552017ENGLISH.PDF

 

A Tide of Self-Harm and Depression. The EU-Turkey Deal’s devastating impact on child refugees and migrants

The degrading conditions on the Greek islands as a result of the European Union’s agreement with Turkey one year ago have led to an alarming rise in self-harm, increased aggression, anxiety and depression among child refugees and migrants, a new report by Save the Children has revealed.

https://www.savethechildren.net/sites/default/files/FINAL%20Report_EU%20Turkey%20deal_%20A%20tide%20of%20self-harm%20and%20depression_March%202017%5B1%5D.pdf