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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 ... (09/10/2017) Turkey: Charges filed against jailed Amnesty staff and rights defenders ... Responding to news that a prosecutor has filed an indictment calling for jail terms of up to 16 years on ... (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 ... (25/07/2017) EU: “Raise issue of jailed activists with Turkish Minister” Mogherini urged · Salil Shetty meets Mogherini ahead of her meeting with Turkey Ministers · Major public ... (24/07/2017) EU: Amnesty chiefs meets Mogherini ahead of Turkey showdown • Salil Shetty to meet Mogherini ahead of her meeting with Turkey Minister • Major public stunt will demand ... (20/07/2017) Turkey: International pressure mounts on Turkey as world leaders demand ... Just days after six human rights defenders were remanded in pre-trial custody in Turkey, the European ...