June 29, 2017

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.


Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging the authorities to immediately halt all evictions until genuine consultation with affected residents is conducted to identify all feasible alternatives to evictions and resettlement options, and until adequate alternative housing, compliant with requirements under international human rights law, is provided to all persons affected;
  • Calling on them to immediately restore water and electricity supplies to the residents;
  • Calling on them to ensure that adequate compensation is offered to all residents including tenants representing the true value of their loss and the harm they have suffered.

Contact these two officials by 10 August, 2017:

Minister of Environment and Town Planning
Mehmet Özhaseki
Çevre ve Şehircilik Bakanlığı
Vekaletler Cad. No:1 Bakanliklar / Ankara, Turkey
Fax: + 90 312 418 04 06
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Serdar Kiliç, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey
2525 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 612 6700 OR 202 612 6701
Fax: 1 202 612 6744
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @TurkishEmbassy
Salutation: Dear Ambassador


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