Digital violence against women increases during COVID-19

The ‘We Will Stop Femicide Platform’ (KCDP) and the Women’s Assemblies issued their April 2020 Application Report. The report stated that the number of women who applied for support denouncing the violence they were exposed to has increased in April. Applications were made mostly from Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Mersin, Adana, Antalya and Kocaeli.

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War intensified against the Kurds divert attention from the Turkish State’s crisis

Kurdistan National Congress (KNK ) prepared an information file on war intensidied against the kurds divert attention from the Turkish States Crisis. In the report you will find the topics: • Deep Economic Crisis, •AKP-MHP Repression and Counterproductive Pandemic Response, •Using the Coronavirus as a Biological Weapon Against Kurds and the Opposition, •The Symbiotic Relationship Between AKP and MHP, •Conflict Producing Foreign Policy, •Neo-Ottoman Military Misadventures with No End in Sight, •Kurds Face COVID-19 and Turkish Military Attacks, •Weaponising water in Rojava/North and East Syria During the Global Pandemic, •Erdoğan Fights for His Own Political Survival by Launching a War in Kurdistan, •The Strategic Importance of Zini Werte, •Kurdistan is Not an Instrument for Turkish Regional Power or Global Hegemony •The Appeal to the UN, European Union, European Council, and OSCE

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Amnesty International: Turkey continues crackdown on opponents in 2019

Amnesty International said in its annual report that the Turkish government’s campaign against the opposition and its critics continued in 2019 despite the end of the two-year state of emergency. “Thousands of people have been held in pretrial detention for prolonged periods, often without any credible evidence that they committed crimes recognized under international law,” said Amnesty International in its report, and stressed that there are severe restrictions on the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

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