Democracy in Crisis – FREEDOM IN THE WORLD 2018

Turkey’s score has been in free fall since 2014 due to an escalating series of assaults on the press, social media users, protesters, political parties, the judiciary, and the electoral system, as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan fights to impose personalized control over the state and society in a deteriorating domestic and regional security environment.


To hold accountable the perpetrators of Human Rights in Turkey and beyond together with the
opportunity for victims to obtain justice and reparation, in order to do so, it uses the power of the
law to fight the impunity of perpetrators, accomplices and instigators of crimes, defends the
interests of victims before national and international courts and brings cases before the
appropriate international human rights bodies, in close collaboration with its local partners and
the victims to get authorities to take firm action against violations.

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