Newsletter 10/2020

PACE resolution on Turkey’s crackdown against opposition PACE’s Standing Committee has strongly condemned new crackdowns on political opposition and civil dissent in recent months in Turkey and urged the Turkish authorities to “take meaningful steps” to improve standards in the… Continue reading

Letter to EP President

Following the report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic on war crimes in Northern Syria, 68 MEPs have written a letter to the EP president.   Brussels, October 19, 2020 To M. Davide Sassoli,President of the… Continue reading

Newsletter 09/2020

Statement on the ECtHR President’s honorary doctorateWe published a statement on the honorary doctorate the ECtHR President Robert Spano received from İstanbul University during his visit to Turkey: The EUTCC strongly dissociates itself from the fact that the President of the… Continue reading

EUTCC statement on MIT

EUTCC statement on Turkish Intelligence Organisation’s plans to attack Austrian politicians. It was revealed yesterday that an agent of the Turkish Intelligence Organisation (MIT) had turned himself in to the Austrian intelligence service where he reported on plans to attack… Continue reading

Newsletter 08/2020

CPT report on Turkey, including Imrali prison Council of Europe anti-torture Committee CPT published 2 reports on Turkey, including Imrali prison where Kurdish political leader Abdullah Öcalan has been imprisoned since 1999. The CPT notes that the situation regarding the… Continue reading