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(02/05/2018) Turkey: “For journalists, Turkey has become a dungeon” Journalists have spoken out about the stifling climate of fear that has enveloped Turkey’s media landscape, ... Turkey: Government crackdown suffocating civil society through deliberate climate of fear A sustained and escalating crackdown curtailed the vital work of human rights defenders in Turkey and left swathes of society in a state of constant fear, a new report from Amnesty International has revealed. (01/02/2018) Turkey: Re-arrest of Amnesty chair devastates family, disgraces justice The decision to renew the detention of Amnesty International’s Turkey Chair mere hours after a court ordered ... (31/01/2018) Turkey: Court releases Amnesty Chair after nearly 8 months in jail Following a decision by a court in Istanbul to conditionally release the Chair of Amnesty International ... (29/01/2018) Turkey: More than a million people demand freedom for Amnesty chair as ... More than one million people from 194 countries and territories have demanded the release of Amnesty ... (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, ... (18/10/2017) 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, ... (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 ...