May 2016

Claim: Erdogan government supports DAESH

2016-05-19 07:40 BST
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On 11 May 2016, Huffington Post released an article written by Christopher Atamian in which it was claimed that “The Erdogan government is an enemy to democracy and freedom around the world: it has most recently supported DAECH/ISIS with money and arms, raided the offices of the country’s leading newspaper Hurriyet and continued to prosecute opposition journalists.”

Claim: Turkey denies UN visits to its southeastern region

2016-05-12 08:09 BST
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On 10 May 2016, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad Al Hussein, said that there were reports of “violations” committed by Turkish security forces during counter-terror operations in the southeastern Turkey. He claimed that the Turkish government denied UN requests to visit the region. He said: