Category Archives: Turkey

Turkey Twitter trial

By Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International Turkey researcher On Monday 21 April, I will be in a courtroom in Izmir, observing the second hearing in the ‘Twitter case’ against 29 men and women who are being accused of ‘inciting the public … Continue reading

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Twitter is still blocked in Turkey, and battle lines over internet freedom are being drawn

By Andrew Gardner, Amnesty’s Turkey Researcher. The Twitter shutdown started at about 11pm on Thursday night. My telephone started to ring: had I heard that Twitter was blocked? There was confusion about who could access Twitter, who couldn’t, and why. … Continue reading

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Can Turkey open a fresh chapter following the death of Berkin Elvan?

By Andrew Gardner, Amnesty International’s expert on Turkey Yesterday’s funeral of Berkin Elvan, the 15-year-old boy who died as a result of injuries sustained at a Gezi Park demonstration in Istanbul last summer, was one of the largest funeral processions … Continue reading

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Justice for Gezi Park protestor a long way off as trial of police officers makes a chaotic start

By Andrew Gardner, Turkey researcher at Amnesty International Today was a remarkable day in Turkey, this was a case which has faced hurdles every step of the way. As I sat in a packed courtroom in the city of Kayseri, … Continue reading

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Read WIRE November/December and join the world’s biggest human rights event!

Every year, around Human Rights Day in December, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide send a message to someone they’ve never met. It’s a classic Amnesty technique: 52 years of human rights work show that words really do have the … Continue reading

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