Venice Commission: Turkey’s authorities “went too far” after failed July coup

The report, from the Council of Europe’s consitutional experts, acknowledges that Turkey did have “good reasons” to declare a state of emergency but confirms that the measures taken by the government went beyond what is permitted by the Turkish Constitution and by international law.

Turkey: Strasbourg court rejects teacher’s human rights challenge after failed coup

The case concerned the dismissal of a teacher from his duties by a legislative decree issued by the Council of Ministers in the context of the state of emergency introduced after the attempted coup
d’état of 15 July 2016.

Nils Muižnieks: Counter-terrorism operations in south east Turkey caused widespread human rights violations

The Commissioner for Human Rights reveals his concerns in his ‘Memorandum,’ presenting the findings of two recent visits to Turkey.

Court rules against Turkey in LGBT magazine free expression human rights dispute

The case concerned the seizure of all the copies of a magazine published by Kaos GL, a cultural research and solidarity association for gays and lesbians.

Turkey: Thorbjørn Jagland to meet President Erdoğan today

The Secretary General wishes to continue the dialogue with Turkish leaders on the current situation in the state of emergency following the failed coup d’état.