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POSTPONED** Troubling times for Human Rights in Turkey – Learning from Human Rights Defenders Lecture Series
October 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Speaker: Emel Kurma
After two years of rule under a 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 Gezi. Many have been detained, prosecuted or threatened, deprived of their jobs and thus of the means of livelihood, had to leave, or, they know many others who have have suffered.
A visiting human rights defender from Turkey will speak about this climate of fear, and the socio-political environment.
9 October 2018
University of York – D/N/056 Lecture Room (Derwent College)