Social Burdens Of “The State Of Emergency" In Turkey

The Rights and Justice Platform has published its report about social burdens of the state of emergency (SoE) and emergency decrees in Turkey.

The research was carried out to measure and document primary, secondary and tertiary victimisations and violations of human rights in Turkey after the failed coup of 15 July 2016. 

The Platform concluded its report as follows:

Turkish government utterly ill-treated and violated rights of thousands of innocent individuals as primary, secondary and tertiary victims who have nothing to do with the putsch. As it can be observed in the statements of most victims, they are mostly peaceful or peace-loving people who are altruistic, diligent, honest, motivated. They are not the kind of people that have been portrayed in media or in the government publicity or rhetoric. Furthermore, there is no support for the SoE policies and practices of the government by the public. Since almost nobody in the country has legal protections for their basic rights, nobody is safe or feel safe in the country except a few politically powerful elites. Thus, the SoE should be abolished straight away and justice should return to the country as soon as possible.

To download the full report please click here.

13 February 2018