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(26/10/2017) Amnesty Turkey Chair kept in jail Following a decision by an Izmir court not to release human rights defender, Taner Kılıç, Salil Shetty, ... EU: Leaders must press Turkey on human rights EU: Leaders must press Turkey on human rights Ahead of the 19-20 October European Council meeting, which is expected to issue conclusions on Turkey, Iverna McGowan, Director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office, said: “EU leaders must publicly condemn the brutal and protracted crackdown on human rights defenders and journalists in Turkey, and stand firmly on the side of human rights. (11/10/2017) Turkey must release human rights defenders, still in jail after 100 days Ten activists, including İdil Eser, the Director of Amnesty Turkey, were arrested on 5 June whilst Amnesty ... (25/07/2017) Turkey: Foreign Minister’s baseless allegations threaten entire human ... Responding to statements made by Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu at a press conference following his ... (28/01/2016) Dutch plan for EU ‘refugee swap’ with Turkey is morally bankrupt A new plan to tackle unprecedented refugee flows to Europe, mooted by the Dutch Presidency of the European ... (10/12/2015) Commission action against Hungary step towards restoring rights of refugees The opening of the infringement procedure by the European Commission against Hungary in relation to its ... (10/11/2015) EU-Africa Summit in Valletta must not dress up border control as ... As European Union (EU) leaders and African heads of state prepare to meet in Malta on 11 and 12 November for ... (10/11/2015) Diary note: New report on the failings and dangers of Europe’s response ... Razor-wire fences, push-backs and violence at the hands of authorities, and outsourcing of responsibilities ...