Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016

Secretary’s Preface Promoting human rights and democratic governance is a core element of U.S. foreign policy. These values form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies. Standing up for human rights and democracy is not just a moral imperative but is in the best interests of the United States in making the world ...
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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016 – TURKEY

Link to Full Report on Turkey:  http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm?year=2016&dlid=265482 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkey is a constitutional republic with a multiparty parliamentary system and a president. A unicameral parliament (the Grand National Assembly) exercises legislative authority. Binali Yildirim succeeded Ahmet Davutoglu as prime minister in May. Civilians at times did not maintain effective control over security forces. On July 15, ...
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