The Human Rights Watch (HRW) launched the 2020 World Report. In the report, Turkey was indicated to be experiencing serious erosion for the last four years on the supremacy of law and democracy. The report indicated that Kurds and LGBTI+s are being targeted, that more than 100 journalists are in prisons, those elected are being dismissed and arrested, the government is keeping those criticising it in prisons, that the right to freedom of protest and meeting is being neglected and that incidents of torture and mistreatment are not being investigated.
The report further pointed out that with the increasing control and influence of the government on the Turkish judiciary, the courts are systematically accepting baseless charges and convicting journalists, politicians, activists and human rights advocates considered to be anti-government by the ruling power without convincing evidence.
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