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State repression in Turkey has escalated dramatically in the last 18 months, affecting a broad cross-section of Kurdish society. The main targets remain the minority Kurdish popula[...]
We are encouraged by the fact that the 7th Annual Conference of European Union Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC) held in Brussels on 17 and 18 November 2010 adopted a resolution to c[...]
In July 2010 Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Nobel Laureate, and the Chair of the Elders, addressed a personal letter to the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan calling upon him to re[...]
The South African government had imposed a ban on arms export to Turkey because of its human rights record against the Kurdish civilians. These included extra-judicial killings, de[...]
A draft Memorandum of Intent was prepared, setting out the proposed unfolding of negotiations between the Turkish and Kurdish peoples for the resolution of the Kurdish question in [...]