The Human Rights Association (İHD) Ankara Branch, issued a statement on Human Rights Week pointing out that the human rights in Turkey was worse than those detailed in the UK’s Magna Carta charter of 1215.
Human Rights Association (İHD) released a video message on the occasion of December 10-17 Human Rights Week.
According to Mesopotamia Agency (MA), IHD co-chair Fatin Kanat stated that 72 years have passed since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, he said, “We are going through a period in which human rights and freedoms have been massively curtailed and intense violations of rights are being observed worldwide for reasons such as the pandemic, local wars and occupations” he said.
‘The situation in Turkey is getting a lot worse’
The violations of human rights in Turkey is getting much worse than in other countries and Fatin Kanat continued, “All human beings are born free and equal with dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience, they should treat each other with a sense of brotherhood enshrined in documents defined in declaration of human rights and citizenship such as adopted by the French revolution of 1789, as well as, the rights of the Magna Carta’s charter that King John had to sign and recognize in 1215. Turkey has fallen well behind even these levels of basic rights,” he said. Kanat also emphasized that rights and freedoms are not values that can be left to the enjoyment simply of those in power.