In recent years, human rights violations have increasingly been reported in Turkey. Various international bodies and courts have confirmed this, sometimes even in very sharp terms. That is why we have taken the initiative to set up a “Turkey Tribunal.”
The legitimacy of the Tribunal stems, on one hand, from the independence and competence of its judges and rapporteurs and, on the other hand, from the imperatives of conscience, involving the broad participation of witnesses to testify about the facts where flagrant violations of human rights and the rights of peoples occur.
Impunity Witness: The witness testified that his 23-year-old brother was killed by Turkish police officers during the Newroz festivities in Diyarbakir on 21 March 2017. The witness stated that the day after his brother was killed, the state seized all photographs and footage taken of the incident in order to fabricate their own version of events. According to the witness, the state claimed that there had been a suicide bomber and that his brother had been killed in that context.
Abductions in Turkey Today, Torture in Turkey today, Judicial Independence and Access to Justice, Press Freedom in Turkey etc.