Urgent Request for Turkey...

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Mr. Sigmar Gabriel Chairman of the Social Democratic Party Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister Mr. Gabriel, Dear Comrade, “Genocide” is a precise crime codified by the 1948 UN Convention. Whether or not a particular situation constitutes…

Giacomo Filibeck...

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After attending the CHP congress we wanted to visit Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, the two journalists of Cumhuriyet, arrested for doing their job, and doing it well. The government didn't allow us, so we went anyway in front of Silivri Prison…

Papandreou voices concern over media freedom in Turkey ...

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Socialist International President George Papandreou visited daily Cumhuriyet’s office in Istanbul on Dec. 20, voicing his concern over the state of media freedom in Turkey while also expressing his support for Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, two…

Turkey marks Gezi’s second anniversary with police lo...

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Riot police and water cannons stood on alert on May 31 as Taksim Square and Gezi Park, alongside numerous roads and metro stations leading to Taksim, were closed to prevent gatherings called by Taksim Solidarity, a collective organization…

Socialist International wary over attacks on CHP and fa...

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Luis Ayala, the Chilean secretary-general of the Socialist International, came to Turkey last week to express concern about the media campaign by pro-government papers against the main opposition, the social democratic Republican People’s…

Meeting of the SI Mediterranean Committee Valencia, Sp...

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  On 13-14 February the SI Mediterranean Committee convened in Valencia, Spain, hosted by the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, PSOE. The discussions focused on two main themes: “The essential new impetus for peace and security in…

The International Condemnation from Socialist Internati...

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President of the Tunceli Bar Association and Veli Ağbaba  are punished due to used their fundamental right and freedom .  Vice President of the Socialist International Umut Oran:  "The only way out for Turkey of this unsustainable situation…

SI condemns terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo maga...

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The Socialist International deplores and strongly condemns the abhorrent act of terror carried out today in Paris against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo which has left 12 people dead, including two police officers. We express our deepest…