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Impunity in Turkey 2018

2 November 2018

The notion of IMPUNITY can be defined plainly as the impossibility of investigation, prosecution and penalization of rights violations in legal, administrative and factual methods. This mechanism encompasses all stages of the judiciary and execution, starting from the action itself and the perpetrator, and is a dominant and widespread administrative and judicial practice in Turkey....  

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European Court of Human Rights denies application on Roboski Massacre

17 May 2018

European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) did not accept the application on Roboski Massacre, causing the deaths of 34 people, 19 of them children, after the bombardment of Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) aircraft.

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Police officers acquitted in lawsuit on two children’s death with tear gas shells

27 April 2018

In the case on the deaths of 8-year-old Enes Ata and 14-year-old Mahsum Mızrak due to being shot by the police with tear gas shells during the clashes in Diyarbakır in 2006, the special operation force officers were acquitted due to “lack of evidence.”

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‘Nol-pros’ for investigation on death of Mehmet Tunç during curfew in Cizre

16 April 2018

A verdict of non-prosecution was issued in the investigation on the death of Cizre People’s Assembly Co-Chair Mehmet Tunç, who was among those massacred in the basements they were locked in during the curfews in Cizre.

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Constitutional Court issues precedent decree on police violence

5 February 2018

Constitutional Court (AYM) decided for 35 thousand TL indemnity to be paid to the family of the child, whose skull was broken by a police officer in Hakkari on 23 April 2009.

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Dink Assassination: 11 years of unresolution

19 January 2018

11 years have passed after journalist Hrant Dink’s death due to an armed attack on 19 January 2007.

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