After two years of rule by state of emergency, Turkey has gone from bad to worse, incorporating autocratic measures into the new regime of the country. Human rights defenders and activists and advocates from independent civil society in the country have been living in an increasingly suffocating and intimidating climate since the Gezi Park protests. Many have been detained, prosecuted or threatened, deprived of their jobs and thus of the means of livelihood, or they have even had to leave the country.
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Earlier Event: January 22Learning from HRDs: Standing up for minorities in Egypt
Later Event: February 5Learning from HRDs: Protecting Human Rights in Kazakhstan