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July 28, 2017 • Press Release

UK Foreign Secretary Calls for Release of Jailed Activists in Turkey, Including Amnesty Staff

Speaking at an event in Sydney, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he ‘deplored’ the actions of the Turkish authorities in arresting human rights activists, including Idil Eser, Amnesty’s Turkey Director, and Taner Kiliç, Amnesty’s Turkey Chair, the Foreign Secretary said:

July 25, 2017 • Press Release

Turkey: Foreign Minister’s baseless allegations threaten entire human rights movement

Responding to statements made by Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu at a press conference following his meeting with High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini in Brussels, Amnesty International’s Europe Director, John Dalhuisen said:

July 20, 2017 • Press Release

Turkey: International pressure mounts on Turkey as world leaders demand release of jailed activists

Just days after six human rights defenders were remanded in pre-trial custody in Turkey, the European Commission has joined governments and world leaders, including Angela Merkel, to demand their immediate and unconditional release.

July 18, 2017 • Press Release

Jailing of activists, including Amnesty director, a crushing blow for rights in Turkey

CONTACT: Mandy Simon, [email protected] LONDON – The remanding of six human rights defenders in pre-trial custody is an appalling affront to justice and a new low in Turkey’s post-coup crackdown, said Amnesty International. Amnesty International Turkey’s Director, Idil Eser who was among those remanded in custody, was detained alongside nine other human rights defenders on … Continued

July 11, 2017 • Press Release

Turkey: Detention of rights activists, including Amnesty Director, extended

Turkish authorities must immediately and unconditionally release 10 human rights defenders, Amnesty International said today after their week-long police detention was extended by up to a further seven days.

Urgent Action

Urgent Action: Free Director Of AI Turkey (Turkey: UA 166.17)

Eight human rights defenders, including Amnesty International’s Turkey Director İdil Eser, and two international IT trainers, were detained by police on 5 July as they were participating in a workshop in Istanbul. They must be released immediately and unconditionally as they are prisoners of conscience.

July 6, 2017 • Press Release

Absurd ‘terrorism’ investigation launched into Amnesty International’s Turkey Director and nine others

Responding to news that Idil Eser, Director of Amnesty International Turkey, seven other human rights activists and two IT trainers, are being investigated for membership of an armed terrorist organization, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said:

July 5, 2017 • Press Release

Director of Amnesty International Turkey must be released from incommunicado detention

Responding to the news that Idil Eser, Director of Amnesty International Turkey, was detained on Wednesday along with seven other human rights defenders and two trainers during a digital security and information management workshop in Büyükada, Istanbul, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said:

Urgent Action

Urgent Action: Hundreds At Imminent Risk Of Forced Eviction (Turkey: UA 158.17)

Hundreds of residents in neighbourhoods of the Sur district in Diyarbakır province, south eastern Turkey, are at imminent risk of forced eviction. For over a month now, their water and electricity supplies have been cut off, in an apparent attempt to force them out. They have not been adequately consulted or compensated.