Report on Human Rights in Turkey
Under Auspices of:
Christian Science Monitor
Turkey has used its antiterrorism law, prohibiting activities promoting separatism and other policies opposed to the state, to detain hundred of political prisoners in a single year. It has cracked down on people speaking out for or on behalf of the Kurdistan Workers Party, a group fighting to create a separatist Kurd state. Human rights organizations and the U.S. Department of State have criticized Turkey for mistreating prisoners, for failing to permit free expression, and for targeting civilians in the battle against the Kurdish separatists.
- Read Turkey Blasted for Rights Abuses in Crackdown on Kurd, published in The Christian Science Monitor