Turkey’s Mixed Human Rights Record

Human rights activists hold a banner with a portrait of Erdal Eren, a leftist executed during military rule after the coup in 1980, as they demonstrate in front of a courthouse in Ankara, April 4, 2012. (photo by REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

Although it yielded no result so far, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), or Turkey’s main opposition party, submitted a proposal to the speaker of the parliament on Jan. 22 to inquire about the alleged torture suffered by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “We propose opening a parliamentary inquiry in order to determine when, where, and how the prime minister was tortured,” the CHP statement read, demanding that the torturers be identified and held responsible for this heinous crime.

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