“Turkey, Under The State of Emergency”

In the 15/07/2016, Turkey witnessed a coup attempt.

The 3-month State of Emergency regime which was declared immediately after the coup attempt (21/07/2016) by the Council of Ministers “to preserve the democratic order” has been extended five times.

Despite calls by the European Union, the Council of Europe, the Venice Commission and human rights institutions to end, the State of Emergency Regime is still in force.

On the contrary to the purpose of declaring, the State of Emergency Regime has been used subversively against the democratic parliamentary system, the rule of law and human rights.

Under the Emergency State Regime;

  • 27 deputies were taken into custody, 90 mayors were dismissed,
  • 61.247 people, including 16 deputies, two members of the Constitutional Court, 193 members of the Court of Cassation judiciary, 2360 judges and prosecutors, 562 lawyers and 308 journalists, have been arrested,
  • As of today, 128,998 people have been taken into custody with the charge of being the member of an armed terrorist organization and police operations continue without interruption.

With the 27 State of Emergency Decrees which exempt from judicial review,

  • 146,713 public servants including 4463 judges and prosecutors, 8693 academics, 6687 doctors and paramedics 44,392 teachers were dismissed,
  • 3003 private hospitals, schools, student dorms and universities, 187 media outlets,1,412 associations and 139 foundations were shut down, and all their assets were confiscated.
  • And also 1020 companies were seized.

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International report that torture and ill-treatment are about to become the epidemic.

On the occasion of , The Arrested Lawyers Initiative opened online photography exhibit to raise awareness about human rights violation have been lived in Turkey.

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Police in a protest by the academics dismissed during the state of emergency. A total of 8693 academics have been dismissed since the state of emergency declared.

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Academics dismissed with emergency decree laws protesting. A total of 8693 academics have been dismissed since the state of emergency declared.

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A dismissed academic who wants to go her workplace, was stonewalled by police. University of Ankara. (February 2017).

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A dismissed academic being detained for attempting to enter her campus in the University of Ankara (February 2017).

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Another dismissed academic being detained for attempting to enter his campus in the University of Ankara (February 2017).

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Lawyers being detained in the province of Mersin. According to the data compiled by the Arrested Lawyers Initiative, 1448 lawyers have been prosecuted with 562 of them in pretrial detention. 69 lawyers were sentenced ranging from 4 to 14 years.

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Lawyers being detained in the province of Kayseri.

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Lawyers being detained in the province of Mersin. According to the data compiled by the Arrested Lawyers Initiative, 1448 lawyers have been prosecuted with 562 of them in pretrial detention. 69 lawyers were sentenced ranging from 4 to 14 years.

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Lawyer Zeynel Balkiz (with eyeglasses) who is the former president of Manisa Bar Association and his brother lawyer Ahmet Balkiz have been under arrest since 3rd August 2016.

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Lawyer Aysenur Cagatay was taken into custody with brutal police intervention and was arrested.

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Lawyers have suffered police aggression even in court houses.

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A group of lawyers in Izmır Courthouse following their arrest. According to the data compiled by the Arrested Lawyers Initiative, 1448 lawyers have been prosecuted with 562 of them in pretrial detention. 69 lawyers were sentenced ranging from 4 to 14 years.

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Lawyers being detained in the province of Kayseri.

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The (permanent) members of the Appeal Court (Council de Etat) being detained in the courthouse only a day after the failed coup.

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Judge Murat Arslan; the president of Judges and Lawyers Association which was shut down with an Emergency Decree. Arslan who was awarded the 2017 Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize by the Council of Europe, is being kept in pre-trial detention since 2016 October.

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A female judge being detained in Kayseri.
A total of 4463 judges and prosecutors have been dismissed since the state of emergency declared.
2600 judges and prosecutors are still in jail.

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The detained judges and prosecutors in the province of Kayseri.
A total of 4463 judges and prosecutors have been dismissed since the state of emergency declared.
2600 judges and prosecutors are still in jail.

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A group of detained judges and prosecutors in Kocaeli are being escorted to prison.

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The (permanent) members of the Appeal Court (Council de Etat) being detained in the courthouse only a day after the failed coup.

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Selahattin Demirtaş chairman of the People’s Democratic Party which is the 3rd largest political party in Turkey, has been under arrest since November 2016. 27 members of the parliament were taken into custody with 15 still being detained under state of emergency rules.

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Enis Berberoglu a prominent journalist and a member of the parliament has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Although his conviction was quashed by the court of appeal, he has not been released.

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Jailed Kurdish parliamentarians; 27 members of the parliament were taken into custody with 15 still being detained under state of emergency rules.

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Jailed Kurdish parliamentarians;
27 members of the parliament were taken into custody with 15 still being detained under state of emergency rules.

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Some of the many journalists who were detained after the failed coup. 302 journalists were arrested and 187 media outlets were shut down under state of emergency rules.

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Veteran journalists Ali Bulaç and Ahmet Turan Alkan have been under arrest since July 2016. 302 journalists were arrested and 187 media outlets were shut down under state of emergency rules.

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Journalist and lawyer Aysenur Parildak was detained in July 2016 and recently been sentenced to 7 years 6 months in prison. 302 journalists were arrested and 187 media outlets were shut down under state of emergency rules.

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Journalists and authors, Ali Bulaç, Mumtazer Turkone, Nazlı Ilıcak and Sahin Alpay have been under arrest since July 2016. 302 journalists were arrested and 187 media outlets were shut down under state of emergency rules.

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Ahmet Altan, a prominent journalist and author, has been under arrest since October 2016. 302 journalists were arrested and 187 media outlets were shut down under state of emergency rules.

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Murat Sabuncu, the editor in chief of Cumhuriyet Daily, has been under arrest since November 2016. 302 journalists were arrested and 187 media outlets were shut down under state of emergency rules.

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Journalist Ahmet Şık was arrested in December 2016. 302 journalists were arrested and 187 media outlets were shut down under state of emergency rules.

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A headline from Cumhuriyet; (A Lawyer:) I felt afraid and kept quiet about torture According to HRW and Amnesty International, in Turkey under the state of emergency torture and ill- treatment have become epidemic.

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University Student Kemal Kürküt was shot dead by police at Nevruz celebrations in Diyarbakır on 21 March 2017. Police claimed that he could be wearing suicide vest. All public servants as part of the state of emergency have been offered (defacto and dejure) (Emergency Decree Law No.667) impunity by the government for any crime they may commit in performance of their duties including torture.

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Lawyer Taner Kılıç, the chairman of Amnesty Turkey has been jailed. He is being kept in pre-trial detention since May 2017.

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Idil Eser who a director of Amnesty Turkey has been jailed on bogus espionage charges.

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Osman Kavala, a prominent Human Rights activist has been jailed on bogus espionage charges.

 

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An elderly woman being detained for coup related charges. 127K people have been detained and 61000 people have been jailed since the coup attempt.

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Babies in Turkish prisons. At least 668 babies (0 to 6 year olds) are currently in prisons with their mother most of whom have been jailed under the State of Emergency Rules.

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Mustafa Türk aged 81 has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. He remains in jail despite his age and a list of medical conditions. 127K people have been detained and 61000 people have been jailed since the coup attempt.

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A couple being detained for wearing t-shirts bearing the inscription “HERO”. At least 42 people have been detained for wearing hero T-shirts since summer. Detentions started after a coup suspect wore a hero T-shirts to the courtroom.

 

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Muhammet and Furkan Yıldırım who were 6 and 7 years old, were killed in their sleep when an armoured police vehicle crashed in to their home in the province of Silopi. Curfews have been declared on grounds of ongoing anti-terror operations in the 43 southeast provinces of Turkey. According to the Turkey Human Rights Foundation, at least 1425 people died and 2583 people were wounded during the curfews.

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Veli Sacılık who lost his one arm to torture was dismissed under Emergency Rule. He has also become a symbol of democratic and peaceful protests against unlawful dismissals.

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Academic Nuriye Gulmen & teacher Semih Ozakca who were dismissed with Emergency Decree laws, have been on hunger strike since March 2017. They were arrested for publicly protesting their dismissals with hunger strike. Ozakca & Gulmen have since come to symbolise the struggles of the victims of Emergency Decree laws.
146.713 public servants including 44K teachers, 7K doctors, 8K academics have been dismissed with Emergency Decrees.

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High school teachers Mr and Mrs Maden who lost their jobs and passports under the state of emergency rules, and their 3 young children were all drowned in the Aegean Sea in November 2017 while fleeing Turkey. 146.713 public servants including 44K teachers, 7K doctors, 8K academics were dismissed with Emergency Decrees. Passports of at least 300.000 Turkish citizens have so far been cancelled

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A detention centre in Ankara following the coup attempt. All public servants as part of the state of emergency have been offered (defacto and dejure) (Emergency Decree Law No.667) impunity by the government for any crime they may commit in performance of their duties including torture.

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Gendarme arrest a group of people in the western city of Mugla.
According to HRW and Amnesty International, torture and ill-treatment become almost epidemic in Turkey under the state of emergency.All public servants as part of the state of emergency have been offered (defacto and dejure) (Emergency Decree Law No.667) impunity by the government for any crime they may commit in performance of their duties including torture.

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Suspects held in Mugla Police HQ.
According to HRW and Amnesty International, torture and ill-treatment become almost epidemic in Turkey under the state of emergency.  All public servants as part of the state of emergency have been offered (defacto and dejure) (Emergency Decree Law No.667) impunity by the government for any crime they may commit in performance of their duties including torture.

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In the last 2 years, curfews have been declared on grounds of ongoing anti-terror operations in the 43 southeast provinces of Turkey. According to the Turkey Human Rights Foundation, at least 1425 people died and 2583 people were wounded during the curfews.

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A female Zaman reader suffers police brutality while protesting unlawful takeover of the newspaper.

 



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