Newsletter June 2022

Dear Sir or Madam,
Please find below our monthly newsletter. 
Kind regards Kariane Westrheim EUTCC Chairperson 

Statement by S&D on the progress report prepared by MEP Nacho Sánchez Amor, the European Parliament’s rapporteur on Turkey The S&D urges Ankara to end its authoritarian drift and stop accommodating Russia. Turkey should instead align with the EU sanctions imposed against the Kremlin.

Press conference on the situation of political prisoners in Turkey in the Geneva Press clubSpeakers: Lawyers for Freedom R. Ergül, Asrın Law Office R. Sarıca & Permanent Representative to the UN, American Association of Jurists G. Fattorini

Eren Keskin, co-chair of Human Rights Association on paramilitary forces in the Kurdish majority areas of Turkey“These paramilitary structures are free to do anything while civil society considered to be terrorists.”

Briefing by World Organisation Against Torture Authorities in Turkey use anti-terror laws as a weapon against human rights work, criminalizing thousands of peaceful activists.

World Refugee DayThe number of refugees around the world has surpassed 100 million. On World Refugee Day, the EUTCC remains committed to democratisation in the Middle East and Turkey. A political solution to the Kurdish question is an essential factor here. 

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