Europe : Promotion and protection of human rights under threat!


It is obvious that independent and effective national human rights institutions are every bit as important and relevant today. UN General Assembly’s Resolution on the Principles relatiing to the Status of National Institutions (NHRIs) as backstop against attacks on democracy, rule of law and human rights, are under serious attacks in a difficult political environment and in the absence of public support where the populism and the nationalism on the rise.

Europe:Promotion et la protection des droits de l’homme menacées [Version française]

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International Anti-Corruption Day:No country is immune to the effects of corruption.


Turkey: GRECO is concerned about lack of judicial independence as well as transparency of the legislative process and political financing. Only 2 out of 22 of the European Recommendations on these issues have been implemented satisfactorily by Turkey

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Dünya İşçileri Demokrasiye ve Siyasetçilere Güvenmiyor !


Kopenhag’da bugün başlayan Uluslararası Sendikalar Konfederasyonu’nun yıllık kongresi için özel olarak hazırlatılan bir rapora göre siyasete ve demokrasiye güven kayboluyor. Kişilerin %37’si taleplerinin siyasette yansımadığından, %23’ü işlerinin kırılganlığından, %59’u da kredisiz ve taksitsiz yaşayabilecek ücret alamadığından yakınıyor. Türkiye’de ise son iki aylık krizde en az 500 bin kişinin işlerinden olduğu bildiriliyor.

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News & Analysis from Brussels – 11/19


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Kime İnanalım?!


Dünya’da olduğu gibi Türkiye’de de iktidarı ve muhalefetiyle kapsamlı bir şekilde propaganda faaliyeti yürütülüyor. Kitlelerin kanaat ve düşüncelerine etkileme, düşünceleri şekillendirme amacıyla çeşitli yöntemler kullanılıyor. Hedef; istenilen, belirlenen konulara insanların odaklanmalarını sağlamak.

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Iran Sanctions: Reactions and Documents


İran ile ekonomik ve ticari ilişkileri Türk iş dünyası için de önemli. Türkiye’nin Orta Asya ticaretinde ve hatta Körfez ülkelerine ulaşımında İran’ın ana transit ülke konumunda olduğunu unutmayalım. İran Türkiye’nin ekonomik ve ticari ilişkilerinin yanısıra, enerji ithalatında da önemli bir konuma sahip. Türkiye’nin en önemli bölgesel ticaret ortaklarından ve önemli enerji tedarikçilerinden biri.

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Global Rights Index 2018 : Worst Countries for Working People


 

Turkey: Arrest of union leaders – Discrimination and dismissals

In the aftermath of the attempted coup in July 2016, civil liberties have been severely downtrodden in Turkey and trade unions and their members have been systematically targeted under the guise of the state of emergency. In April 2017 alone, more than 2,125 persons were detained and 3,974 workers were dismissed from public services. During the year, the government banned numerous strikes organised in the glass and the metal sectors because it deemed them “prejudicial to national security”.

In April 2017, 14 TUMTIS officials, including Ankara branch president Nurettin Kılıçdoğan, received heavy prison sentences ranging from 1.5 years to 6.5 years for recruiting new members and obstructing the freedom of conducting business, while Zeynep Çelik, a nurse and former DISK Executive Committee member, was arrested in May 2017.

In August 2017, 682 teachers in the southeastern provinces, all members of Eğitim-Sen (Union of Education Workers), were subject to compulsory reassignment in other provinces for “participating in marches contrary to the Turkish Republic’s fight against terrorism”.

In February 2018, Elif Cuhadar, a KESK Executive Committee member, was arrested for statements she had made during a panel discussion in 2014.

Three other public service trade union members, Cagdas Yazici, Recep Temel and Idil Ugurlu, were detained without due process in March 2018.

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