Over the past three days, at least three demonstrators have been extrajudicially executed. The activists point to pro-Iranian militias as perpetrators.
Lifting the house arrest of Etkin News Agency (ETHA) editor Semiha Şahin and reporter Pınar Gayıp, the court has imposed an international travel ban on the journalists.
Since 2015, when Turkey returned to the process of solving the Kurdish problem with military methods, the practices of tormenting the dead continues. 24 people were buried without the religious ceremonies in the first 11 months of the year while recieving condolences for 12 people were banned. The funeral ceremonies are also being attacked and the headstones of the people are being vandalized.
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have released a joint statement and called on Turkey to carry out the ECtHR ruling and release arrested businessperson Osman Kavala from prison immediately.
Prior to the hearing in the trial of HDP former co-chairs and prisoner Figen Yüksekdağ on 24 December, AvEG-KON launched a campaign in Paris with the slogan 'Freedom for Figen Yüksekdağ and the HDP deputies in prison'.
Ortadoğu and Turkey expert Prof. Henri Barkey who states that the world contries are condoning Turkey's attacks against North and East Syria even though they don't support it, stated that “peace and prosperity will not be provided” with the “safe zone" to be established.
Prof. Dr. Arif NAcaroğlu who states that the dams are built for strategic reasons not for energy on Tigris and Euphrates rivers, said thousands of years old Mesopotamian lands are being flooded and it results in the desertation of Urfa.
Having already changed the names of places, appointed district governors and opened post offices in the occupied areas, the Turkish state is now banning the use of Syrian Lira in the regions it has invaded in violation of international law.
The final hearing was held in the case against 96 people who were taken into custody in the scope of the so-called KCK case in Adana province, south of Turkey, in 2008.
HDP has released a report on the violations of rights committed in 2019 on the occasion of Human Rights Week. The report has shown that 1,674 HDP members and executives were detained and 200 of them were arrested this year.
Maksut and Fettah Yalçın, brothers of Murat Kaya who was killed by the soldiers in Soğukpınar village of Ağrı, were taken into custody during a police raid on their village.