This is the English version of a longer and more comprehensive report in the Turkish language. Each chapter summarises the main findings and presents recommendations on steps needed in order to bring legislation and/or practice in line with international human rights standards on freedom of religion or belief.
The report finds that the protection of the right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion, or belief in Turkish law and practice is limited. It does not live up to the requirements of international law. In breach of Article 90 of the Constitution, political bodies and courts do not always give priority to Turkey’s obligations under international human rights law.
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