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Monitoring Report on the Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief in Turkey 2015 is published

Monitoring Reports

The new AK party government, taking power after the 1 November 2015 Parliamentary elections, should be aware of the need for reform and make changes to both the letter and practice of the law in a way that is inclusive, transparent, and places human rights norms at the center. Otherwise, it is not difficult to predict that various religious or belief communities, so negatively affected by the extant restrictions and discrimination, will become ever more vulnerable as they continue to face their struggle to survive.

İÖG (Turkey) / Freedom of Belief Initiative Interview with agnostik.net Editor on Freedom of Thought, Religion or Belief in Turkey

Interviews

"The situation in which we find ourselves in Turkey these days is well known. Unfortunately people are afraid; forget about putting on a big meeting, even talking about these subjects is difficult. Still there are underground formations on the internet. But unfortunately and sadly we see that people who speak about their opinions are prosecuted."