Urgent call to resolve mounting problems in Hasankeyf

In past years, the ancient city of Hasankeyf attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, offering them the chance to explore the traces of more than 20 civilizations that contributed to the city’s cultural heritage. Hasankeyf – with a history spanning 12,000 years – held a special appeal to visitors from the region as well as to those from western Turkey and every corner of the globe, and this enabled local residents not only to provide for their families but also to share their specialized knowledge of this historic landscape.

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Amnesty International Called for Provision of Medical Treatment for Three Female Political Prisoners

In response to reports about Kurdish prisoner Zeynab Jalalian and two human rights defenders, Soheila Hijab and Narges Mohammadi, who have deprived emergency medical treatment for the coronavirus, Amnesty International called on Iranian authorities to provide them with immediate medical care.

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Joint Statement on the Law Amending the Law on the Enforcement of Sentences and Security Measures and Some Other Laws

The Law Amending Law No. 7242 on the Enforcement of Sentences and Security Measures and Some Other Laws, known by the public as the “amnesty law” was precipitately adopted by the GNAT putting forth the obligation created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Women unionists call for respect of children’s rights

The Confederation of Revolutionary Workers’ Unions (DISK) Women’s Commission, Confederation of Public Workers’ Unions (KESK) Women’s Assembly, Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) Women’s Working Group and the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) Women’s Medicine and Women’s Health Branch issued a joint statement on children’s rights on 23 April, children’s day in Turkey.

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DFG: Over a hundred journalists still jailed despite pandemic in Turkey

The Dicle Fırat Journalists’ Association (DFG, Dicle Fırat Gazeteciler Derneği) draws attention in its March report on press freedom in Turkey to the difficult working conditions of media workers in the corona crisis. Their task of informing the public about current developments requires them to continue their work under all circumstances, but journalists are exposed to a high risk due to inadequate protective measures.

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KRC: Turkish Government cut water supplies A violation of IHL who can be fatal of thousands of people.

On Saturday, Turkish Government cut the flow from a reservoir that supplies water to areas in northeastern Syria’s Hasakah province that the Kurdish-led local authorities control. The Alouk Water Station is located near the border town of Serekaniye, which Turkey and its militant proxies took control of in October 2019 during Turkey’s so called “Peace Spring Operation”.

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