A recent event at the UK’s House of Lords brought together international lawyers and experts, who said that targeted sanction regulations can and must be used as a deterrent against a culture of impunity over rights violations in Turkey. Nearly one in three of all prisoners in Europe are in a Turkish jail, with the country currently detaining tens of thousands of political prisoners.
While the Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria is expected to soon begin putting the 10,000 detained foreign ISIS militants detained on trail, extremism expert Devorah Margolin from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy warns that escalating instability in the region makes international action on the repatriation of the ISIS affiliates ever more urgent.
The Austrialia-based Institute for Economics and Peace reports that Turkey’s Global Peace Index is at its worst since the inception of the program in 2008.
Victims of attacks by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps during the Jin, Jiyan, Azadî (Woman, Life, Freedom) uprisings were commemorated on Wednesday, on the first day of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha, in several cities of Kurdish-majority regions in Iran’s west.
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