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“Turkey has entered the hardest crises of the last generation”

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Human Rights Report: Turkey has entered its hardest crises of the last generation

Human Rights Watch’s 2017 report criticized harshly the practices that put into effect after the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey; while they indicated that Turkey suffers from the toughest crisis of the last generations.

The report is consisted of post-coup initiatives, the freedom of expression, organization and assembly, conflicts on the south, refugees, immigrants, women’s rights and important international actors.

“The coup attempt does not give the right to take harsh measures”

“The coup attempt can not justify harsh measures against peaceful dissidents,” the report said.

The report, titled Dreadful Deterioration in Human Rights, claimed that President Erdogan used the coup attempt as a tool to build pressure on human rights. The report also reminded that ten of thousands of people have been detained and arrested, and hundred of thousands of people were suspended or fired from their work.

“ Torture and ill-treatment increased”

687-page long report included the cost of the coup attempt to Turkey; also the report indicated that the removal of security for mass detainees and the ill treatment of them increased the claims of torture under custody.

“Conflicts lead to increased human rights violations in the Southeast”

The violence in the eastern and southern parts of the country has accelerated in 2016 and this has led to serious human rights violations in the region. These violations followed by pressures on the Kurdish political movement, and followed by imprisonment of democratically elected members of parliament and thousands of Kurdish activists.

“Turkey has entered the hardest crises of the last generation”

Hugh Williamson, who is the director of Human Right Europe and Middle East, said that “Turkey has entered its hardest crises of the last generation by arresting or firing hundred of thousands of people without due process and by silencing free media and imprison of elected parliament members.”

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