EUTCC Letter to the President of the European Council 

On the occasion of European Council’s meeting on 25 and 26 March we addressed a letter to EUCO President Charles Michel regarding the developments in Turkey


EUTCC Statement on Abdullah Öcalan 

On 14 March allegations were shared on social media regarding the life of Kurdish political leader Abdullah Öcalan. The EUTCC urges the Turkish government to enable regularly visits by his attorneys and family.


HDP statement on closure case 

Statement by HDP Co-Chairs Pervin Buldan & Prof. Mithat Sancar on closure case against Peoples’ Democratic Party


Letter of 170 U.S. lawmakers to Secretary of State 

170 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urge Biden administration to push Turkey on rights


Statement by Philippe Dam, Europe & Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch regarding the EUCO meeting 

“The bolder Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gets, the quieter the European Union (EU).”


UN Human Rights Office Press Briefing Notes on Turkey

UN Human Rights calls on Turkey to reverse decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention on combatting all forms of violence against women. The move highlights wider concerns, notably shrinking civic space and lack of democratic participation in decision making.


EUTCC Interview on PPT 

Interview in German about the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Turkey and the Kurds

Speakers: Prof. Dr. Norman Paech, International Lawyer, Heike Geisweid, Co-Chair of Association for Democracy and International Law (Maf-Dad)

Moderator: Besra Güler, Maf-Dad board member


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