Turkey

Statement

Commissioner concerned about arrest of journalists in Turkey

15/12/2014 Strasbourg
I am following with deep concern the events unfolding in Turkey. The arrest yesterday of journalists and media workers is a serious setback for media freedom in the country. Irrespective of the...
Report on visit to Turkey

Police misconduct in Turkey raises serious human rights concerns

26/11/2013 Strasbourg
"The police's handling of demonstrations in Turkey exposes once again the long-standing, serious human rights problem of the misconduct of law enforcement officials in the country. It is time for...
Visit to Turkey

Turkey: police violence must not go unpunished

08/07/2013 Strasbourg
"All instances of excessive use of force by the police must be fully investigated and adequately punished" said Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights at the end of a...

Comments on the Turkish Bill on judicial reform of January 2012

20/02/2012 - Comments by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, on the Turkish Bill on judicial reform.

Report on visit to Turkey

10/01/2012 - Report by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights on his visit to Turkey . Issues reviewed: Administration of justice and protection of human rights in Turkey

Report on visit to Turkey

12/07/2011 - Report by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, following his visit to Turkey from 27 to 29 April 2011 (Freedom of expression and media freedom in...

Letter to Turkish Minister of National Education

20/04/2011 - Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Ms Nimet Çubukçu, Minister of National Education of the Republic of Turkey

Letter to the Turkish Prime Minister

03/02/2011 - Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mr Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey

Letter to Turkish Minister of Interior

08/07/2010 - Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mr Beşir Atalay, Minister of Interior of the Republic of Turkey

Letter to Turkish Minister of Justice

08/07/2010 - Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mr Sadullah Ergin, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Turkey

Report on visit to Turkey

01/10/2009 - Report by Thomas Hammarberg Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, following his visit to Turkey (28 June-3 July 2009). Issue reviewed: Human rights of asylum seekers...

Turkey: Commissioner Hammarberg recommends further efforts to protect human rights for minorities, asylum seekers and refugees

Strasbourg, 01.10.2009 –The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, has initiated a dialogue with Turkish authorities on minority rights and on the rights of asylum...

Report on visit to Turkey

01/10/2009 - Report by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, following his visit to Turkey (28 June-3 July 2009). Issue reviewed: Human rights of minorities

Letter to Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

18/12/2006 - Letter addressed to Mr Abdullah Gül, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, from Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, following...

Report on visit to Turkey

19/12/2003 - Report by Mr Alvaro Gil-Robles, Commissioner for Human Rights, on his visit to Turkey (11-12 June 2003)

Report on visit to Turkey

12/12/2001 - Report by Mr Alvaro Gil-Robles, Commissioner for Human Rights, on his visit to Turkey (3-6 December 2001)