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This page is dedicated to any information related to Turkey and its treatment of the Kurdish people, US relations with Turkey, US reports on Turkey etc. These documents will help you better understand Ibrahim's backround.
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Human Rights Watch - Turkey

Turkey: Avoid Past Errors In Northern Iraq

Turkey: Plans for Northern Iraq Raise Concern

Human Rights Overview Turkey 2003

Human Rights Overview Turkey 1989

Throughout the country (Turkey 2000) some potential customers are afraid to purchase Kurdish-language materials because the possession of such items may be interpreted as evidence of PKK sympathies.

Foreign Policy in Focus

Kurdish Human Rights Project

Prosecutions brought by the Government in State Security Courts (SSCs) reflected a legal structure that favored government interests over individual rights. Leftists and Kurdish rights activists were more likely than others to suffer torture.

Human rights observers cited prosecutions of leaders of the political Islamic movement, political leaders associated with the Kurdish issue, and persons who criticized the military or the Government's practices as evidence that the SSCs often served the primarily political purpose of silencing critics of the Government.


"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."
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