Brooklyn News Review

Turkey : Closure cases against associations increasingly used to curtail civic space


Closure cases against associations are becoming a new method to hinder the critical work of civil society in Turkey, particularly in relation to women’s and LGBTQIA+ rights and the Kurdish issue. They are part of an oppressive system put in place in recent years, by which the authorities aim to silence critics, concludes a new report published by the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH-OMCT) and its partners. They can lead to the associations’ closure and the (…)