Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Human rights organizations advisory to the UN International Council for Human Rights, in collaboration with the Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue Foundation, have submitted a report on violations by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkey’s support for terrorist groups and armed groups in the Middle East, to the Review Body of Turkey’s Human Rights File and members of the Council’s official delegations as the date of Turkey’s comprehensive periodic review of Turkey’s human rights file to the United Nations scheduled for January 28 in Geneva approaches.
Turkey’s support for terrorist groups and armed groups in the Middle East has not ceased, the report said, adding that there were many testimonies and documents confirming Turkey’s transfer of terrorist elements from Syria to Libya and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s use of a threatening speech to neighboring countries inspired by the symbols of the defunct Ottoman caliphate, with heated talk of an Ottoman project using terrorist elements to support Turkey’s move to occupy its old areas of influence in the Middle East.
In its report, the human rights organizations called for condemnation of the Turkish regime, which had caused widespread human rights violations and crimes against humanity inside and outside Turkey, especially since terrorism was the policy of the ruling regime in order to implement its expansionist colonial dreams in the southern Mediterranean, which threatened security and peace and the region, as well as committing many crimes and human rights violations against members of the Turkish people opposed to the Erdogan regime.
The report is divided into several main branches, each representing a violation by the Turkish regime abroad and at home, where the report monitors many actions, each of which represents a human rights violation that necessitates the council’s move to demand that the regime stop violating human rights, including the suffering of refugees in Turkey, the crimes of Turkish military intervention in northern Syria, violations of the Turkish regime against Cypriots, support for terrorist militias in Libya and the export of mercenaries to Libya.