Category: ENGLISH

Call For Sur

Dear Friends, In the aftermath of armed conflict in 2015-2016, in more than ten historical towns in the Southeast of Turkey, with months of uninterrupted curfews and forced evictions, the area is faced with the wholesale destruction of cultural, social and economic urban life, as well as a large number...

Peace Bloc Bulletin Issue: 1

PEACE BLOC BULLETIN ISSUE: 1 January 1 2017 We share with you the Peace Bulletin which contains important developments on the peace agenda. In addition to the news, you will find reviews and important reports on peace, democracy and human rights for this period. Ümit Kıvanç penned the following for...

Press release: We will uphold our right to live in peace!

The Turkish head of state made two statements within two days of each other (on the 29th of November 2016 and 1st of December 2016), the first espousing  actions which are considered criminal under the United Nations Charter, international agreements and universally accepted international law, and the second, repudiating them.[1,2]...

The lifting of parliamentary immunities in Turkey

After the voting through of a temporary amendment to the Turkish constitution, the prosecution of Members of Parliament can now be fast tracked. Previously any prosecution of a member of parliament required a lengthy process culminating in a vote in parliament itself. After the change, any indictments currently lodged with...