Turkey's Human Rights Violations
By: Morgan Hackbarth
STOP THE VIOLATIONS!!
Turkey is far from perfect. They are trying to stop most of their human rights violations but that doesn't seem to be going too well. There have been many witnesses and reports on how Turkey is very forceful. Their security does not treat the citizens fair, by beating them and not keeping them safe.
Turkish authority's were using ammunition, tear gas, sexual assaults, and beatings to stop protest on the street earlier this year. They were shooting people with plastic bullets, spraying tear gas all over, sexually assaulting and abusing the female protestors, and beating the protestors. This violated their rights, making them feel unsafe and not being able to trust their government and security.
Between June 2010 and the end of 2012, 175 Military Soldiers had committed suicide because of beatings, not many rights including denial of health care, insults, and bullying. The military leaders and government were very harsh to the soldiers. They would insult them with harsh words, and beat them for the littlest things. The government denied them the right to health care, causing them to have to pay a fortune just to go to the doctors.
The citizens also had prisons and detention centers in very bad shape. The citizens right of having a safe community, and secure prisons and detention centers was take away. They were all overcrowded, causing them to be unsafe and unsanitary. They also had teenage juveniles with the adult convicts and women not separated from the men. This was not safe at all for the teenagers because they would often get beaten up easily and many prisoners would get raped.
After looking at all the harmful things happening in Turkey it is safe to say they do violate many human rights. They cant trust their security, so they cant feel safe, the soldiers cant get help with money, so they go broke, and they don't have a safe country because the prisons and detention centers aren't safe. Although they do violate all these, they are trying to make laws and restrictions to help prevent all these issues.