Newsletter 04/ 2021

Dear Sir or Madam, Please find below our monthly newsletter. Kind regards Prof. Dr. Kariane WestrheimEUTCC Chairperson Declaration of solidarity with the HDP and against the criminalisation of Kobani’s resistanceThe Bureau of the Kurdish Friendship Group in the European Parliament,… Continue reading

Newsletter 03/2021

EUTCC Letter to the President of the European Council On the occasion of European Council’s meeting on 25 and 26 March we addressed a letter to EUCO President Charles Michel regarding the developments in Turkey EUTCC Statement on Abdullah Öcalan On 14… Continue reading

Newsletter 02/2021

IHD 2020 reportThe Human Rights Association (IHD) has released its 2020 report on rights violations in Kurdish-majority regions 100+ people subjected to torture & maltreatment 16 civilians lost their lives in the conflict Right to assembly often restricted Crackdown on… Continue reading

Newsletter 01/2021

European Parliament resolution on the human rights situation in Turkey, notably the case of Selahattin Demirtaş and other prisoners of conscience First EUTCC Roundtable Debate The first EUTCC Roundtable Debate, entitled “The US, Turkey and the Middle East: continuities,… Continue reading

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

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

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