Renewed worries about human rights in Turkey
|HDP supporters celebrate in Istanbul in|
June. The mood is much different now.
Photo: Jennifer Hattam
Since the 20 July killing of 31 Kurdish and Turkish activists in the town of Suruç by a suicide bomber linked to Islamic State, Turkey has rounded up hundreds of people and blocked dozens of websites and Twitter accounts.
“More than 1,300 people have been detained and almost 900 of them are our members and activists; it is a kind of psychological war on us,” says Nazmı Gür, a former deputy from the eastern city of Van for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)....
I wrote about the current climate in Turkey, and what it might mean from a human-rights perspective, for Equal Times, a Brussels-based news site that also published the story in Spanish and and French.
Read my article, "Rights at Risk in Turkey's Anti-Terror Crackdown," on Equal Times.